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

From: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Date: Wed, 02 Sep 2009 10:21:54 +0200
Message-ID: <4A9E2B22.3060905@xn--mlform-iua.no>
To: "Tab Atkins Jr." <jackalmage@gmail.com>
CC: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
Tab Atkins Jr. On 09-09-02 04.17:

> 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>?

Does it has to "look like a meter"? I am little uncertain whether 
<meter> represent a "super simple graphs" or what ...

>> 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.

So, if you accept that usecase description, then I think we can 
conclude that the words in a tag cloud represent meters - 
typically the font-size of each word represents the relative 
"hotness" of each tag.
-- 
leif halvard silli
Received on Wednesday, 2 September 2009 08:22:36 UTC

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