[whatwg] Status bars and progress indicators
ian at hixie.ch
Sun Nov 21 11:37:04 PST 2004
On Fri, 24 Sep 2004, Matthew Thomas wrote:
> > >
> > > with the exception of "14 Percent", which I can't imagine anyone
> > > using instead of "14 %". The parsing is simple: if there's only one
> > > number in the contents, treat it as a percentage if "%" is present
> > > and as a decimal fraction otherwise. And if there's more than one
> > > number in the contents, treat the first two numbers as a fraction.
> > <gage><img src="fourteen_percent.gif"></gage>
> Invalid: you're missing alt=, which should contain the value in
> parseable format otherwise it'll be inaccessible. Well done for
> requiring a clarification of "in the contents", though: "in the contents
> (including any alternate text of child elements)". (Example #4792 of why
> alt= shouldn't have been an attribute in the first place.)
That would be a big pain. I'd rather not deviate from just using
.textContent, especially since it is what I have been using in multiple
other places in the WHATWG specs for this kind of thing.
We _could_ special case a fallback behaviour along the lines of "if you
don't find any numbers, then look at the IMG descendents and pick the
first one whose alt="" text contains a number". Would that be ok?
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