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Re: <meter> and <progress> (was RE: Implementor feedback on new elements in HTML5)

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 19:00:17 -0300
Message-ID: <63df84f0909011500l1ed4f3egb5c345301d2e3d42@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 12:52 PM, Tab Atkins Jr.<jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 10:29 AM, Adrian Bateman<adrianba@microsoft.com> wrote:
>> <meter> does seem like a corner case - I'm also not convinced it would be broadly used. <progress> seems like a reasonable control - it supports both the progress and activity use cases that Windows also provides. I agree with Jonas that it's unlikely to get broad adoption without styling support.
>
> Assuming proper styling controls, meters are used *everywhere*.  Think
> about every time you see a rating site that gives a movie 4 stars, for
> example.

Interesting, that's the first time I've heard of a common use of
something that could use <meter>s. Do you have more examples? (Asking
since you say "*everywhere*").

> Without proper styling these sorts of cases won't use <meter>, but
> with styling (done in such a way as to make these kinds of things
> easy), I think you'll see a lot of use.

One possibility is to wait with <meter> until there are at least
proposals for how to style it.

/ Jonas
Received on Tuesday, 1 September 2009 22:01:18 UTC

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