Re: <progress> element and attributes vs. content

On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 4:49 PM, Jonas Sicking<> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 1:25 PM, Lachlan Hunt<> wrote:
>> Adrian Bateman wrote:
>>> On Friday, August 14, 2009 10:46 AM, Tab Atkins Jr. wrote:
>>>> On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 12:29 PM, Adrian Bateman<>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> I'm also concerned about how fragile the content parsing rules may turn
>>>>> out to be in practice.
>>>> This is anecdotal, but to me it appears that they're rather robust, at
>>>> least for English.
>>> I think this is my specific concern - how well does this work
>>> internationally?
>> The parsing algorithm only supports using the full stop as the decimal
>> separator.  People from regions that normally use the comma as the decimal
>> separator, and who wish to use that notation for fallback, need to provide
>> the value in the attributes.
>> So to represent the value 75,3%, they would have to use:
>> <progress value="0.753">75,3%</progress>
> Then there is the thousands-separator issue, in Swedish it's common to write
> <progress>203'321 byte av totalt 1'048'576<progress>

I'm wondering if it's possible to revise the algorithm to ignore
grouping glyphs commonly used internationally.  Even using the , as a
thousands separator, as is common in English, would break parsing.

> And I'm worried that there are languages where writing
> <progress>Out of 100, so far 75</progress>
> would be common. However playing around with google translate I was
> unable to find one.

That was my original fear as well once I sat down to consider the
issue, but I also have no clue if that's common in any major language.


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