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

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 18:22:04 -0500
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0909011622m68a5b9der2f35722a93a90a36@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Cc: Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 6:12 PM, Jonas Sicking<jonas@sicking.cc> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 7:17 PM, Tab Atkins Jr.<jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 5:00 PM, Jonas Sicking<jonas@sicking.cc> wrote:
>>> 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*").
>>
>> Well, by that I'm talking about everywhere that things are given
>> ratings, like 3/5 stars for a movie, or 2/5 dollar signs for a
>> restaurant.  These are all meters.
>
> Yes, i got that part. What i was wondering was if you had examples of
> <meter>s other than the "X stars rating" example (as common as it is).

Ah, I understand you now.  Those are definitely the most prevalent,
but the existing spec examples hit what I feel are the next most
common groups.  I can't think of anything beyond that off the top of
my head.

~TJ
Received on Tuesday, 1 September 2009 23:22:59 GMT

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