[whatwg] meter element

Karl Dubost karl at w3.org
Mon Feb 12 23:56:40 PST 2007

Le 9 févr. 2007 à 05:04, David Latapie a écrit :
> On Thu, 08 Feb 2007 20:39:54 +0100, Anne van Kesteren wrote:
>> Have you read what <meter> is about? Because it seems to me like you
>> didn't...
> meter has some meaning attached to that the proposed <gauge> word does
> not have. I would tend to favour this one.

I agree that meter will lead to a lot of confusion. I fear many  
questions or misunderstanding from people. Just because it has two  
possible meanings.

possible words are:
* tools
   - gauge
   - indicator
   - scale
* semantics of content
   - magnitude
   - quantity
   - amount

another possibility is to use
the latine name: metrum
or the greek name: metron
or japanese: 『計器』 pronunciation: keiki (sure to not be used  

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