[whatwg] A better name than <gauge> for the element that shows ameasurement
mdierken at hotmail.com
Wed Mar 22 23:02:17 PST 2006
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> [mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Ian Hickson
> Sent: Monday, March 20, 2006 9:33 PM
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> Subject: [whatwg] A better name than <gauge> for the element
> that shows ameasurement
> So one of the HTML5 elements is <gauge>:
> Relevancy: <gauge>70%</gauge>
> 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. Also,
> I've typoed the word "gauge" three times so far in this
> e-mail, and in the thread where <gauge> was first mentioned,
> it was spelt in at least two different ways intentionally
> (without even counting the typos in that thread).
> So. <gauge> is out. What better element name can people think
> of? I asked in some IRC channels, and looked at thesaurii,
> and the some of the ideas I've so far dismissed are:
> <meter> -- looks odd when taken out of context
> <indicator> -- too close to "<progress> indicator"
> <display> -- too generic
> <counter> -- too confusable with hit counters
> <level> -- too generic
> <level-indicator> -- too long
> <meter> is the best so far. I'm not sure it's better than <gauge>.
> Ian Hickson U+1047E
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