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Re: Implementor feedback on new elements in HTML5

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 12:46:28 +0200
Cc: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <56A75F16-D3C1-437D-B49B-2DAAF2D627BA@berjon.com>
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
On Sep 1, 2009, at 11:10 , Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> Henri Sivonen wrote:
>> 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... :-(
>
> I'm not convinced that the spelling issues of gauge are a major  
> problem, since if you get spell it wrong, it will have a noticeable  
> effect of not working.  Hixie rejected this argument once before,  
> but I believe the misconceptions about the meaning of the "meter"  
> outweigh the spelling issue which is both noticeable and easy to  
> correct.

Agreed. Besides, <meter> is just as prone if not more to misspelling,  
especially if you add non-native speakers (μέτρον, mètre, metre,  
metr, metro, metri, metrum, mitre, metru...). How about <indicator>?

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Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/
Received on Tuesday, 1 September 2009 10:47:28 UTC

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