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Re: Feedback on the current editor's draft

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 23:46:53 +0000 (UTC)
To: Smylers <Smylers@stripey.com>, "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0908242346180.13789@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Fri, 14 Aug 2009, Smylers wrote:
> 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.

On Fri, 14 Aug 2009, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
> 
> Agreed precisely; the content parsing is both useful (in that we only 
> have to specify things once, visible vs invisible metadata and all that) 
> and just plain cool.  ^_^
> 
> Removing it would immediately kill a lot of the appeal of the element, 
> and almost certainly end up with more people *only* updating the 
> attributes and letting the content drift out of sync (once <progress> 
> starts getting UA support, that is).

Ok. Left it in. Thanks.

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