[whatwg] Status bars and progress indicators
ian at hixie.ch
Tue Nov 16 16:28:37 PST 2004
On Thu, 9 Sep 2004, Matthew Thomas wrote:
> A standard <progressmeter> (or <progress>) element might be useful, so
> that non-page progress indication can be more consistent, instead of
> every app developer coming up with their own zany animation. For
> backward compatibility, it could be a container element, like this:
> <progressmeter>(86 %)</progressmeter> Uploaded 46 K of 54 K
> A graphical UA would take the "(86 %)", strip out the non-numeric stuff (i.e.
> everything except the "86" and the "%"), recognize it as 0.86, and replace the
> element with a graphical progress meter representing that fraction:
> [(((((((():] Uploaded 46 K of 54 K
> If such an element is introduced, a <gauge> element should be introduced at
> exactly the same time, so that the Web doesn't fall into the same trap Mac OS
> did when it had one but not the other, and developers were confusing people by
> using progress indicators to indicate non-progress fractions (like relevance
> and quota usage).
> <dt><a href="http://www.quirksmode.org/dom/webforms2.html">Web
> Forms 2.0 - notes and comments</a></dt>
> <dd class="uri">http://www.quirksmode.org/dom/webforms2.html</dd>
> <dd>Relevance: <gauge>14 %</gauge></dd>
> Which in a graphical UA would produce:
> _Web Forms 2.0 - notes and comments_
> Relevance: [##:::::::::]
Agreed. I've added a placeholder section for now while I look at all the
feedback that came on this thread (I saw there was a lot of it!). Once
I've read all the messages on this thread I'll write up a basic proposal
for people to comment on.
And yeah, I agree that progress and gauge are separate and should both be
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