[whatwg] Status bars and progress indicators

Ted Mielczarek ted.mielczarek at gmail.com
Tue Nov 23 10:55:07 PST 2004

On Tue, 23 Nov 2004 09:29:54 -0800, Brad Fults <brad at mipscomputation.com> wrote:

> The point is that whether or not showing search result relevance or a user's
> quota usage is 90% of the cases where an indicator is needed, there is no
> reason
> to limit a widget at design time to 90% of its actual scope. There are
> certainly
> needs for an indicator widget where there are varying degrees of importance
> and/or levels of values within the indicator, hence the "slice".
> Putting levels as arbitrary as "good", "bad", and "medium" is irresponsible
> and
> doesn't take into account other valid uses for the widget, nor future
> considerations.

Yes, but if no vendor ever implements the last 10% of the spec because
it's so complicated, nobody will get to use it anyway.

A spec that hits 90% of the use cases and is easier to implement will
garner more support from vendors than a spec that hits 100% of the use
cases and is impossible to implement.


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