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

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 10:51:05 -0500
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0909020851o2b2c345blfa13d5d17911ab0a@mail.gmail.com>
To: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Cc: Jim Jewett <jimjjewett@gmail.com>, public-html@w3.org, jonas@sicking.cc
On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 10:31 AM, Toby Inkster<tai@g5n.co.uk> wrote:
> On 2 Sep 2009, at 15:38, Jim Jewett wrote:
>
>> I think meter should be an appropriate element for things like
>> "number of posts" or "member for X months".
>>
>> Under the current definition, these wouldn't be appropriate,
>> as there is no *hard* maximum, but I think it would be reasonable
>> to change the element to accommodate them.
>
> Depending on how you define "hard maximum" each of these examples have a
> hard maximum:
>
>  - the total number of posts ever made to the site
>  - the length of time since the group was founded

I highly doubt either of those are appropriate for use as a maximum in
those two examples, though.  We're not looking for a theoretical
range, but rather a *useful* one.

~TJ
Received on Wednesday, 2 September 2009 15:52:06 GMT

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