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[whatwg] <progress> draft

From: Matthew Paul Thomas <mpt@myrealbox.com>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 22:29:59 +1200
Message-ID: <318847552353efda8178f8cf3c3c76f5@myrealbox.com>
On Mar 28, 2006, at 9:05 PM, Ric Hardacre wrote:
>
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> ...
>>> The only difference between meter and progress is the potential for 
>>> progress to be dynamic.
>>
>> That's a big difference. It means the UI for one has to show that it 
>> is static, and the UI for the other has to show that it should "end".
>
> which is laudable, and makes sense, but each will be updatable on the 
> fly. a meter has to have this ability, e.g. allowing CNN to show the 
> election votes cast on their home page, updated asynchronously.
> ...

Sure, but they have different meanings. Progress bars are intended to 
reach 100% unless cancelled; vote counts are not. In Mac OS, and many 
Gnome and KDE themes, <progress> will have an animated appearance by 
default; <meter> will not.

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Matthew Paul Thomas
http://mpt.net.nz/
Received on Tuesday, 28 March 2006 02:29:59 UTC

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