[whatwg] <meter> with Only 1 Number
ian at hixie.ch
Thu Aug 21 16:33:22 PDT 2008
On Thu, 12 Jul 2007, Smylers wrote:
> <meter> in the current spec refers to 'the steps for finding one or two
> numbers of a ratio in a string', and the user-agent requirements for
> determining the maximum value explicitly allow for the textContent to
> contain just one number (and no denominator punctuation character) --
> for example if the maximum is specified in the attribute, or if the
> default max of 1 is desired:
> So these should be allowed:
> <meter max="5">3</meter>
> However the steps referred to don't, despite their name, seem to have
> any way of returning just 1 number:
> The only places where the steps return something (as distinct from
> nothing) are step 8, which returns a number and a denominator character,
> and step 14, which returns two numbers.
> In particular for a <meter> like either of the above, the number will be
> parsed as number1 in step 4, then steps 6-8 will have no affect (because
> there is no denominator character), step 9 will fail to find a second
> number, and therefore step 10 will return nothing.
> I think that making step 10 instead return number1 will yield the
> desired behaviour.
Good catch, thanks. Fixed.
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