Re: Implementor feedback on new elements in HTML5

On Sep 1, 2009, at 08:14, Jonas Sicking wrote:

> Also, as someone not from Liberia, Burma or the United States, I find
> the name very confusing. I usually associate the term 'meter' with the
> unit of length. In fact, the first time I saw the element I thought it
> was more related to <time> than to <progress>, i.e. some way to mark
> up distances.

I think the old name <gauge> was clearer, but it was reported as a  
spelling problem, so the element was renamed to another word infamous  
for spelling issues... :-(

Henri Sivonen

Received on Tuesday, 1 September 2009 07:43:51 UTC