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[whatwg] Status bars and progress indicators

From: Ted Mielczarek <ted.mielczarek@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2004 13:55:07 -0500
Message-ID: <ad40d23d0411231055fa8efd7@mail.gmail.com>
On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 09:29:54 -0800, Brad Fults <brad at mipscomputation.com> wrote:

> The point is that whether or not showing search result relevance or a user's
> quota usage is 90% of the cases where an indicator is needed, there is no
> reason
> to limit a widget at design time to 90% of its actual scope. There are
> certainly
> needs for an indicator widget where there are varying degrees of importance
> and/or levels of values within the indicator, hence the "slice".
> 
> Putting levels as arbitrary as "good", "bad", and "medium" is irresponsible
> and
> doesn't take into account other valid uses for the widget, nor future
> considerations.

Yes, but if no vendor ever implements the last 10% of the spec because
it's so complicated, nobody will get to use it anyway.

A spec that hits 90% of the use cases and is easier to implement will
garner more support from vendors than a spec that hits 100% of the use
cases and is impossible to implement.

-Ted
Received on Tuesday, 23 November 2004 10:55:07 UTC

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