hr top margins difference ie and firefox

I am using an HR tag, (horozontal rule) I am using the following css too

.myruler {
width: 100%; background-color:#CC0033;
height: 1px;
border: none;
margin-top: -4px; padding: 0px;

what can I do to maintain the same hr top margin with both ff and ie. I want my hr to be directly under my text at 100% ,

<div style="margin-left:12px; margin-right: 12px;"> Welcome!
          <hr class="myruler"></hr>


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HR has bad cross-browser support.  Use a border instead:

<div style="border-bottom: 1px solid #CC0033; margin-left:12px; margin-right: 12px;"> Welcome!

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thatelvisAuthor Commented:
thanks I got there in the end. i had tried everything poss with the hr. any way a is well now.


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