RE: <progress> element and attributes vs. content

On Friday, August 14, 2009 3:56 PM, Jonas Sicking wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 3:25 PM, Tab Atkins Jr.<>
> wrote:
> > Indeed.  ;_;  I hate the ./, swap between various continental
> > languages.
> >
> > I would be inclined to take the English tradition (, as thousands
> > separator, . as decimal separator) as the default, as it is more
> > common on the web than the other.  Otherwise, there is *literally* no
> > way to resolve the ambiguity.
> By that logic I would say that we should use Mandorin or Hindi/Urdu
> tradition as those are more commonly[1] spoken languages than English,
> thus I think it's a good guess that eventually they will be more common
> on the web.
> [1]
> / Jonas

It seems unreasonable to end up with a spec that works or not depending upon
which language you are using. I don't think it matters which language it works
for; if there are common languages it doesn't work for (and it seems like this
is the case) then I suggest we should drop the content parsing from the spec
and instead rely on the attributes.



Received on Saturday, 15 August 2009 03:13:55 UTC