At 22:08 04/08/2002 -0500, Darrel wrote:
>3) (Some browsers...NOT IE5/Mac) I can't seem to get the horizontal rule
>in the nav box on the left to pick up styles in some browsers. It seems
>to work perfectly in IE5/Mac. Speaking of HRs, should I be using a HR
>between the H1 and the body text as opposed to what I am currently using,
>which is an bottom border to the H1 div? Or does it matter?
I would say that in your particular case there is no point in using a
"real" <hr> under the <h1>. When deciding if I need to use an <hr>, I
consider how the page would look/sound/be interpreted without any CSS. The
dotted line under your header is purely decorational and the document does
not lose any structural information from not having it. If the line acted
as a divider between two blocks of visually identical text it would be
worth using an <hr> as the line would add additional meaning to the page,
but as the header is already marked as <h1> it can be considered
sufficiently seperated from the body text as it is.
Hope that makes sense,