Horizontal rules give you a way to separate sections of your document visually. That way, you give readers a clean, consistent, visual indication that one portion of your document has ended and another portion has begun. Horizontal rules effectively set off small sections of text, delimit document headers and footers, and provide extra visual punch to headings within your document.
tells the browser to insert a horizontal rule across the display
window. With HTML, it has no end tag. For XHTML, include the end-tag
/) symbol as the last
character in the tag itself after any attributes (
<hr .../>), or include an end tag
immediately following (
<hr> forces a simple line
<hr> causes the paragraph alignment to
revert to the default (left justified). The browser places the rule
immediately below the current line, and content flow resumes below the
The browser decides how to render a horizontal rule. Typically, the rule extends across the entire document. Graphical browsers also may render it with a chiseled or embossed effect; ...