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

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Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 16:24:10 +0000
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Lucas Sa <lucas.sa@gmail.com> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|RESOLVED                    |REOPENED
         Resolution|NEEDSINFO                   |

--- Comment #8 from Lucas Sa <lucas.sa@gmail.com> 2011-10-21 16:24:08 UTC ---
Sorry for the very late response, I couldn't follow up the bug.

> 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.

Completely disagree. The position is a number between 0..1, which may represent
a percentage (0% to 100%) whether the max is 100 or not. 100% = 100/100 = 1. 

> 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
> documentation.

Also disagree. In reference [2], the term "position" refers to the absolute
position (or the Value attribute in our case), i.e., if max=200 and value=100
the position as specified in [2] is 100, not 0.5 (or 50%?), which is the case
of our "position". Thus, for me, the term of art "position" that you refer to
is the absolute position and, in the specification, it is actually a relative
position. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relative_change_and_difference [4]

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