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HTML <hr> Tag


Use the <hr> tag to define thematic changes in the content:

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Definition and Usage

The <hr> tag defines a thematic break in an HTML page (e.g. a shift of topic).

The <hr> element is most often displayed as a horizontal rule that is used to separate content (or define a change) in an HTML page.

Browser Support

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Global Attributes

The <hr> tag also supports the Global Attributes in HTML.

Event Attributes

The <hr> tag also supports the Event Attributes in HTML.

More Examples


Align a <hr> element (with CSS):

<hr style="width:50%;text-align:left;margin-left:0">
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A noshaded <hr> (with CSS):

<hr style="height:2px;border-width:0;color:gray;background-color:gray">
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Set the height of a <hr> element (with CSS):

<hr style="height:30px">
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Set the width of a <hr> element (with CSS):

<hr style="width:50%">
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Related Pages

HTML DOM reference: HR Object

Default CSS Settings

Most browsers will display the <hr> element with the following default values:


hr {
  display: block;
  margin-top: 0.5em;
  margin-bottom: 0.5em;
  margin-left: auto;
  margin-right: auto;
  border-style: inset;
  border-width: 1px;
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