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Re: Implementor feedback on new elements in HTML5

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 10:43:07 +0300
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <BF77D14D-30EC-4E8F-A014-151D6BF706CD@iki.fi>
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
On Sep 1, 2009, at 08:14, Jonas Sicking wrote:

> Also, as someone not from Liberia, Burma or the United States, I find
> the name very confusing. I usually associate the term 'meter' with the
> unit of length. In fact, the first time I saw the element I thought it
> was more related to <time> than to <progress>, i.e. some way to mark
> up distances.


I think the old name <gauge> was clearer, but it was reported as a  
spelling problem, so the element was renamed to another word infamous  
for spelling issues... :-(

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Henri Sivonen
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