I thought I would never say this but on tests of CSS used with the <hr> tag, IE performed best:
Even more notable – this is Internet Explorer 6. In contrast all the other major Windows browsers – Apple Safari, Mozilla Firefox and Opera 9 – all of them flubbed simple horizontal rule options like color: red; or size: 3px and others.
So as a Web developer I resent the hit or miss Web Standards support and delivery of the major IT software vendors almost as much as I loathe the sanctimonious “we are trying to meet standards; but cant endanger users who have adopted our proprietary extensions” (the latest Redmond excuse for its Gross Web Negligence). And then IT executives, who are the primary cause but well above the dirty consequences, wonder why Computer Science enrollment and graduate work is plummeting. Yeah right – go get 5000 HP1B visas instead.