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[Bug 11127] tic marks for <input type="range">

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--- Comment #3 from Jim Michaels <jmichae3@yahoo.com> 2011-01-21 11:31:45 UTC ---
often times (at least I have wanted it wherever I have seen it) for a given
type of data, there is a need for major and minor tic marks to be in a range
control.  this isn't always there, depending on the browser.  this would
- make sure that major and minor tic marks would be displayed if enabled
regardless of browser
- ensure conformity to a specification instead of everybody doing it their own
way
- I forgot my other point

min, max, and step is not enough for proper display of data.  NOBODY likes to
see a slider control without proper tic marks.  have you seen a ruler without
proper tic marks?  what does a ruler look like?  there are major and minor tic
marks.  people expect to see the same thing with their data.  major tic marks
at 10's, minor at 5's.  major at 30.0's, minor at 10.0's.  I think you get the
drift.  data must have semantics to it to be readable. you don't have to
display the numbers, although that would be a REALLY NICE to have and
meaningful on the majors.  personally I think numbers should also be an option
to add to the spec (the HTML author may find that there is not room enough to
display the numbers).

why don't you ask yourself the reasons for having this feature in a browser
control?

have you ever seen a micrometer or I think it was a vernier in college?  tic
marks, major and minor.  pick one up or a ruler for a buck.

you just choose one of the tic mark specs.

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