[whatwg] meter: long vs. float

Elliotte Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Mon Apr 23 14:54:44 PDT 2007

I'm probably missing something obvious because I'm not a DOM expert. 
However when reviewing the meter element I note the following:

interface HTMLMeterElement : HTMLElement {
            attribute long value;
            attribute long min;
            attribute long max;
            attribute long low;
            attribute long high;
            attribute long optimum;

However, "User agents must parse the min, max, value, low, high, and 
optimum attributes using the rules for parsing floating point number 

Is long in fact the appropriate type for something that's parsed as a 
floating point number? Should it be double or float or real or some such?

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo at metalab.unc.edu
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