[whatwg] <progress> draft

James Graham jg307 at cam.ac.uk
Fri Mar 24 07:24:49 PST 2006

Simon Pieters wrote:
> Hi,
> From: Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch>
>> What do people think? Is it valuable to be able to do:
>>    <progress value="5%"/>
>> ...instead of either of these:
>>    <progress value="0.05"/>
>>    <progress>5%</progress>
>> ...?
> No, direct relationship to the DOM makes implementation and authoring 
> more straight forward, I think. I don't see much advantage in allowing 
> different formats in the value="".

This seems to be a case where "there should be one, and preferably only 
one, obvious way to do it" holds.

"In science, 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it 
would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.' I suppose that apples 
might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal 
time in physics classrooms."

     - Stephen Jay Gould

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