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[whatwg] A better name than <gauge> for the element that shows ameasurement

From: Mike Dierken <mdierken@hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 23:02:17 -0800
Message-ID: <BAY101-DAV8AA089C11425751A8D345D8DE0@phx.gbl>

How about
 <relevancy>
 <score>
 <rank>
 <peg>
 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org 
> [mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Ian Hickson
> Sent: Monday, March 20, 2006 9:33 PM
> To: whatwg at whatwg.org
> Subject: [whatwg] A better name than <gauge> for the element 
> that shows ameasurement
> 
> 
> So one of the HTML5 elements is <gauge>:
> 
>    Relevancy: <gauge>70%</gauge>
> 
> Unfortunately, the study Google did on Web authors showed 
> that authors cannot spell the word "language", and I see no 
> reason to believe that they might spell "gauge" either. Also, 
> I've typoed the word "gauge" three times so far in this 
> e-mail, and in the thread where <gauge> was first mentioned, 
> it was spelt in at least two different ways intentionally 
> (without even counting the typos in that thread).
> 
> So. <gauge> is out. What better element name can people think 
> of? I asked in some IRC channels, and looked at thesaurii, 
> and the some of the ideas I've so far dismissed are:
> 
>    <meter> -- looks odd when taken out of context
>    <indicator> -- too close to "<progress> indicator"
>    <display> -- too generic
>    <counter> -- too confusable with hit counters
>    <level> -- too generic
>    <level-indicator> -- too long
> 
> <meter> is the best so far. I'm not sure it's better than <gauge>.
> 
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