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Re: <progress> element and attributes vs. content

From: Joe D Williams <joedwil@earthlink.net>
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2009 22:13:59 -0700
Message-ID: <D20F6504D6344DCF834150649536AAB0@joe1446a4150a8>
To: "Jonas Sicking" <jonas@sicking.cc>, "Adrian Bateman" <adrianba@microsoft.com>
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>, "Lachlan Hunt" <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, <public-html@w3.org>
>> It seems unreasonable to end up with a spec that works or not 
>> depending upon which language you are using.

> Agreed, unfortunately.

It is already stated that only certain numerics are correct. Why not 
just define one way to do it and add a note to authors that in this 
instance of the language of the WWW in order to provide at least a 
consistent effect, this one (or two) ways will work as defined. For 
other forms, you are on your own in your dealings with the browser 
maker and your user.

Thanks and Best Regards,
Joe



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jonas Sicking" <jonas@sicking.cc>
To: "Adrian Bateman" <adrianba@microsoft.com>
Cc: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>; "Lachlan Hunt" 
<lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>; <public-html@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, August 14, 2009 9:29 PM
Subject: Re: <progress> element and attributes vs. content


On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 8:12 PM, Adrian 
Bateman<adrianba@microsoft.com> wrote:
> On Friday, August 14, 2009 3:56 PM, Jonas Sicking wrote:
>> On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 3:25 PM, Tab Atkins 
>> Jr.<jackalmage@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > Indeed. ;_; I hate the ./, swap between various continental
>> > languages.
>> >
>> > I would be inclined to take the English tradition (, as thousands
>> > separator, . as decimal separator) as the default, as it is more
>> > common on the web than the other. Otherwise, there is *literally* 
>> > no
>> > way to resolve the ambiguity.
>>
>> By that logic I would say that we should use Mandorin or Hindi/Urdu
>> tradition as those are more commonly[1] spoken languages than 
>> English,
>> thus I think it's a good guess that eventually they will be more 
>> common
>> on the web.
>>
>> [1] 
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_languages_by_number_of_native_speakers
>>
>> / Jonas
>
> It seems unreasonable to end up with a spec that works or not 
> depending upon
> which language you are using. I don't think it matters which 
> language it works
> for; if there are common languages it doesn't work for (and it seems 
> like this
> is the case) then I suggest we should drop the content parsing from 
> the spec
> and instead rely on the attributes.

Agreed, unfortunately.

/ Jonas
Received on Saturday, 15 August 2009 05:14:44 UTC

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