Re: Quick Question on <Hn> and <HR>

Martijn Koster (
Fri, 29 Apr 1994 12:21:30 +0100

Dave Ragget wrote:

@ I ... have added alignment parameters to headings and
@ paragraphs in HTML

and Paul replied:

> *nod* I know. What I am trying to say is why not just go this simple one
> stage further. I know Martijn Koster is "worried" about this being a
> client side issue, and to a large extent I do agree. But the client
> needs some help, and depending on the context the positioning of that
> line can make all the difference.

What I said was that the dislike of a browsers display of a certain
HTML+ construct is not sufficient a reason to change the use of that
construct. I agree, if we can give clients hints to improve rendering
of our documents that is a good thing. If you want no space after a H*
(before the next block) that is property of the H*, and can neatly be
handled with parameters of an H*, as Dave suggested.

Chris Lilley wrote "the rule is clearly a top line, a part of the title",
and I can see that. Maybe an <H1 rule=bottom> would do this?

What I want to prevent is the HR being used in another way than as a
block separator. Something like "<H1>Hi<Hr>there</H1>" strikes me as
abuse, and your proposed change to the DTD would allow that.

-- Martijn
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