I am trying to make a dotted horizontal line between a column of names and a column of numbers. how do I do this using css?
here's a url to see what I mean:
http://www.lose4autism.org/index2.php
in the box titled "top fundraisers" there is a list of names, with a dollar amount near each name. how do I make ain the box titled "top fundraisers" there is a list of names, with a dollar amount near each name. how do I make a horizontal vertical dotted line stretching between them?

Well, instead of using the border property, you can be more specific and use border-right, border-left, border-top, etc..

For example...

border-right:1px dotted #ff0000;

also, use padding to help you create some space between the content and border.

520a7318793ce115970ad83d345f2707

sorry about that, for some reason I misunderstood about the line that you wanted. I created a vertical dotted line. I think i know what you mean now... you mean like in a table of contents where there is a horizontal line between the items...

no, I mean a line stretching the width between the name and the amount, instead of the periods I have there now.
thank you!

yes, sorry about that..

Something like this maybe should work...

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
 <meta charset="UTF-8" />
 <title>Demo</title>

 <style>
#group {width:50%}
ul {list-style:none;}
ul li {
    border-bottom: 1px dotted #000;
    text-align: right;
}

span.name{
    float: left;
}

span {
    display: inline-block;
    border: 2px solid #fff;
    margin: 0 0 -1px 0;
}

 </style>

</head>
<body>
<div id="group">
  <ul>
    <li><span class="name">Yossi Doeberg</span><span>$23,600</span></li>
    <li><span class="name">John Doestein</span><span>$23,600</span></li>
    <li><span class="name">Yankel Bigstein</span><span>$23,600</span></li>
    <li><span class="name">Yerucham</span><span>$23,600</span></li>
  </ul>
</div>
</body>
</html>

3d4f30f6f98c98c5f91ad321acca3337

thanks for your replies. however, you see that in your code, the dotted line is under the name. (since it's a border-bottom)I want it to be on the same line as the name, not under it. do you know how to so that?

Interesting thread you posted... I did some additional reading and came across these examples on the W3C site. Nice!

http://www.w3.org/Style/Examples/007/leaders.en.html

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
 <title>Demo</title>
<style>
ul {
    max-width: 15em;
    padding: 0;
    overflow-x: hidden;
    list-style: none}
ul li:before {
    float: left;
    width: 0;
    white-space: nowrap;
    content: ". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  "
 }
ul span:first-child {
    padding-right: 0.33em;
    background: white}
ul span + span {
    float: right;
    padding-left: 0.33em;
    background: white}
 </style>
</head>
<body>

  <ul>
    <li><span>Yossi Doeberg</span><span>$23,600</span></li>
    <li><span>John Doestein</span><span>$23,600</span></li>
    <li><span>Yankel Bigstein</span><span>$23,600</span></li>
    <li><span>Yerucham</span><span>$23,600</span></li>
  </ul>

</body>
</html>

93b0837951c0d6a5d98c1b4fad726019

Here's another approach I found after further research. This approach uses a background image for repeating dots and places text over the image. I like the other example i posted previous to this one, but this seems to work nicely as well.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
    <title>Demo</title>
    <style>
        .dots {  background: url('dot.png') repeat-x bottom; width:250px; }
        .field {  background-color: #FFFFFF;padding-right:2px; } 
    </style>
</head>
<body>
    <table>
        <tr><td><div class="dots"><span class="field">Yossi Doeberg</span></div></td><td>$23,600</td></tr>
        <tr><td><div class="dots"><span class="field">John Doestein</span></div></td><td>$23,600</td></tr>
        <tr><td><div class="dots"><span class="field">Yankel Bigstein</span></div></td><td>$23,600</td></tr>
        <tr><td><div class="dots"><span class="field">Yerucham</span></div></td><td>$23,600</td></tr>
    </table><br /><br />
    http://www.catchmyfame.com/2007/06/02/leader-dots-with-css/
</body>
</html>

a0462b75132031a46b4bd21bf92dc1af

there are some special characters you can also use . like &uml;

thanks a lot, jorgeM, your help is greatly appreciated!