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[whatwg] Status bars and progress indicators

From: Daniel O'Connor <daniel.oconnor@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2004 00:39:23 -0700
Message-ID: <106cc120040923003957002caf@mail.gmail.com>
On Thu, 23 Sep 2004 00:38:43 -0700, Daniel O'Connor
<daniel.oconnor at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> On Thu, 23 Sep 2004 17:28:14 +1000, Lachlan Hunt
> <lachlan.hunt at iinet.net.au> wrote:
> > Petrazickis wrote:
> > > Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> > >> Several People wrote:
> > >>> <gage>...</gage>
> > >>
> > >> If we're going to have that element, can we at least get the spelling
> > >> correct: <gauge>?
> > >>
> > > http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=gage
> > >
> > > Looks like it's merely the less common variant.
> >
> > Well, if thats the case, I would recommend spelling it as gauge, or
> > otherwise finding an element name that does not have conflicting
> > American and rest-of-the-world spellings.  I'm assuming spelling it as
> > gage is American, since they seem to have trouble with the letter 'u' in
> > many other words as well, which I personally find really annoying.  So,
> > I'd rather not have country specific spellings in the markup language.
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Lachlan Hunt
> > http://www.lachy.id.au/
> >
> >
> 
> HTML shouldn't give the user agent any kind of direction on rendering
> of controls, and gage kind of makes me thing of dials and speedometers
> :D
> 
> How about:
> <indicator>
> or...
> <progress>
> or...
> <status>
> 
> 
> --
> http://www.ahsonline.com.au/dod/FOAF.rdf
> 



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