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Re: <meter> and <progress> (was RE: Implementor feedback on new elements in HTML5)

From: Tab Atkins Jr. <jackalmage@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 21:17:02 -0500
Message-ID: <dd0fbad0909011917j4097e535p1fe7b0e9452b57a6@mail.gmail.com>
To: Leif Halvard Silli <xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no>
Cc: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, Adrian Bateman <adrianba@microsoft.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 7:49 PM, Leif Halvard
Silli<xn--mlform-iua@xn--mlform-iua.no> wrote:
> Meteorological web sites showing how high/low the temperature is within an
> expected range, or the speed of wind within a range. Earth quakes on
> Richters scale. Education grades. Various percentage scales in numerous
> contexts. Election results. Seats of a parliament belonging to a party.

Do you have any examples of those used in a way that actually looks
like a meter; that is, in a way that could potentially be just a
restyled <meter>?

> A fine point is that if one uses it to say e.g. <meter>50 degrees
> Celsius</meter>, without indicating a temperature range, then it represent
> wrong use - many will get that wrong, probably.
> A potential good effect is that many values might get easier to grasp if
> they are delivered as a meter. For instance, the phrase "50 degrees Celsius"
> could get a red color, to indicate that it is hot.

Ooh, temperature is an interesting use.

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