[whatwg] A better name than <gauge> for the element that shows a measurement
whatwg at crissov.de
Tue Mar 21 04:05:06 PST 2006
> So one of the HTML5 elements is <gauge>:
> Relevancy: <gauge>70%</gauge>
I haven't been reading this list for half an year, so I've probably
missed out the reasoning for two element types, |gauge| and |progress|,
instead of one, called |fraction| or some such.
> Unfortunately, the study Google did on Web authors showed that authors
> cannot spell the word "language", and I see no reason to believe that they
> might spell "gauge" either.
I'm not a native speaker and would have written it correctly. OTOH I
never would have imagined the alleged AE spelling 'gage' [LEO], because
I would pronounce that completely different: /gO:Z/ vs. /geIdZ/ [SAMPA].
> So. <gauge> is out. What better element name can people think of?
- |measurement|, |measure|, |m|,
- |rule|, |ruler|,
- |enumerator|, |numerator|, |enum|, |num|,
- |quality|, |quantity|, |quaty|, |qty|.
Like I said, I'm not a native speaker and I haven't fully grasped the
semantics of that element type yet.
> <meter> is the best so far. I'm not sure it's better than <gauge>.
It's better than yard for sure. &smiley;
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