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Re: Feedback on the current editor's draft

From: Smylers <Smylers@stripey.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 14:07:18 +0100
To: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20090814130718.GC4194@stripey.com>
Ian Hickson writes:

> On Fri, 7 Aug 2009, Adrian Bateman wrote:
> 
> > Personally, I'd prefer to remove the element content parsing and
> > always make the progress bar rendering depend on the attributes.
> 
> I guess we could do that; what do other people think?

When I gave a conference presention introducing HTML 5 the content
parsing of <progress> was one of two points to get spontaneous applause
from the audience (the other was the HTML 5 doctype).

The audience were programmers, so I guess the notion of 'don't repeat
yourself' appealed -- not having to specify the same thing in both the
fallback text and the attributes, and risking one being updated without
the other.

Smylers
Received on Friday, 14 August 2009 13:07:59 GMT

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