[whatwg] Status bars and progress indicators
ian at hixie.ch
Sun Nov 21 11:29:57 PST 2004
On Thu, 23 Sep 2004, Mikko Rantalainen wrote:
> +1 for "status". I think "gauge" (I prefer this spelling even though I
> live in Finland) gives too much direction for rendering. Somehow I
> immediately think round display when somebody says "gauge".
<status> seems too generic, I would assume people would want to use that
for a status bar or similar.
<gauge> makes me think of a petrol gauge, which is exactly the kind of
thing this is intended for.
For dynamic status, you'd want to use <progress> (that's something that
nominally goes from 0 to 100%, at which point the thing it is representing
> Regardless of the word that ends up being used I think the element
> should also have property to tell which value is "GOOD" and which is
> "BAD". For example, for search results having 95% to render as green bar
> is okay whereas 95% for CPU temperature is bad and it should be rendered
> as red. Obviously the indicator for good/bad could be something else but
> color but you get the idea.
Interesting point. Noted.
> Make sure to support status/gauge where good value is something in between.
> For example, think motor temperature of an automobile; it's bad if it's too
> low and it's bad if it's too high.
Also noted. Thanks.
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