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[whatwg] meter element

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2007 16:56:40 +0900
Message-ID: <DF8B3B6A-0188-4760-8384-5BF561AC4493@w3.org>

Le 9 f?vr. 2007 ? 05:04, David Latapie a ?crit :
> On Thu, 08 Feb 2007 20:39:54 +0100, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> Have you read what <meter> is about? Because it seems to me like you
>> didn't...
>
> meter has some meaning attached to that the proposed <gauge> word does
> not have. I would tend to favour this one.

I agree that meter will lead to a lot of confusion. I fear many  
questions or misunderstanding from people. Just because it has two  
possible meanings.
http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#meter0

possible words are:
* tools
   - gauge
   - indicator
   - scale
* semantics of content
   - magnitude
   - quantity
   - amount

another possibility is to use
the latine name: metrum
or the greek name: metron
or japanese: ???? pronunciation: keiki (sure to not be used  
elsewhere)




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