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<hr>

The <hr> represents a thematic break between paragraph-level elements: for example, a change of scene in a story, or a shift of topic within a section.

Historically, this has been presented as a horizontal rule or line. While it may still be displayed as a horizontal rule in visual browsers, this element is now defined in semantic terms, rather than presentational terms, so if you wish to draw a horizontal line, you should do so using appropriate CSS.

Content categories Flow content.
Permitted content None, it is an empty element.
Tag omission It must have start tag, but must not have an end tag.
Permitted parents Any element that accepts flow content.
Implicit ARIA role separator
Permitted ARIA roles presentation or none
DOM interface HTMLHRElement

Attributes

This element's attributes include the global attributes.

align
Sets the alignment of the rule on the page. If no value is specified, the default value is left.
color
Sets the color of the rule through color name or hexadecimal value.
noshade
Sets the rule to have no shading.
size
Sets the height, in pixels, of the rule.
width
Sets the length of the rule on the page through a pixel or percentage value.

Example

HTML

<p>
  This is the first paragraph of text.
  This is the first paragraph of text.
  This is the first paragraph of text.
  This is the first paragraph of text.
</p>

<hr>

<p>
  This is the second paragraph of text.
  This is the second paragraph of text.
  This is the second paragraph of text.
  This is the second paragraph of text.
</p>

Result

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of '<hr>' in that specification.
Living Standard Definition of the <hr> element
HTML5
The definition of '<hr>' in that specification.
Recommendation
HTML 4.01 Specification
The definition of '<hr>' in that specification.
Recommendation The align, noshade, size, and width attributes are deprecated

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
hr Yes 12 1 Yes Yes Yes
align Yes 12 1 Yes Yes Yes
color Yes 12 1 Yes Yes Yes
noshade Yes 12 1 Yes Yes Yes
size Yes 12 1 Yes Yes Yes
width Yes 12 1 Yes Yes Yes
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
hr Yes Yes 4 Yes Yes Yes
align Yes Yes 4 Yes Yes Yes
color Yes Yes 4 Yes Yes Yes
noshade Yes Yes 4 Yes Yes Yes
size Yes Yes 4 Yes Yes Yes
width Yes Yes 4 Yes Yes Yes

See also

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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Element/hr