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[Bug 12943] Drop progress.position IDL or make it settable

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Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2011 05:11:58 +0000
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Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|REOPENED                    |NEW

--- Comment #6 from Ian 'Hixie' Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> 2011-08-23 05:11:58 UTC ---
Can you give an example of a use case where you would want to _set_ the value
as a fraction yet still want an explicit value and max?

Regarding the name:

I don't agree that percentage is better than position, nor that completion is.

It's not a percentage if it's not out of a 100 (which it isn't, it's a fraction
0..1). The progress bar is not a percentage; almost always the max will be some
number other than 100, e.g. in a file transfer it would be the file size, in a
long calculation it would be the number of steps, etc.

The term "position" is the right term of art here; see e.g. reference [2] in
comment 2 which refers to the position of the progress bar in the

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