[whatwg] Status bars and progress indicators

Matthew Raymond mattraymond at earthlink.net
Thu Sep 23 02:30:47 PDT 2004

Daniel O'Connor wrote:
>HTML shouldn't give the user agent any kind of direction on rendering
>of controls, and gage kind of makes me thing of dials and speedometers
>How about:

    You're thinking <progressmeter>, which was already suggested. The 
element <gauge>/<gage> (I do not pretend to have accurate information on 
which spelling is more widely used), is intended to show a percentage in 
situations where a progress meter would be confusing, like in search 
engines where they give you a percent match to your query. This need not 
resemble a progress bar.

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