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

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 02:31:02 -0300
Message-ID: <63df84f0909012231h6a15a4abp8d23f2ea294f39ca@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Cc: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>, Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 11:17 PM, Tab Atkins Jr.<jackalmage@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 7:49 PM, Leif Halvard
> Silli<xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> wrote:
>> Meteorological web sites showing how high/low the temperature is within an
>> expected range, or the speed of wind within a range. Earth quakes on
>> Richters scale. Education grades. Various percentage scales in numerous
>> contexts. Election results. Seats of a parliament belonging to a party.
>
> Do you have any examples of those used in a way that actually looks
> like a meter; that is, in a way that could potentially be just a
> restyled <meter>?
>
>> A fine point is that if one uses it to say e.g. <meter>50 degrees
>> Celsius</meter>, without indicating a temperature range, then it represent
>> wrong use - many will get that wrong, probably.
>>
>> A potential good effect is that many values might get easier to grasp if
>> they are delivered as a meter. For instance, the phrase "50 degrees Celsius"
>> could get a red color, to indicate that it is hot.
>
> Ooh, temperature is an interesting use.

The problem with temperatures is that they're generally unbounded. Or
at least doesn't have a hard upper limit. So I'm not sure how you'd
use a <meter> with them.

/ Jonas
Received on Wednesday, 2 September 2009 05:32:05 GMT

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