[whatwg] Spec comments, sections 3.1-4.7

Smylers Smylers at stripey.com
Thu Aug 13 07:20:52 PDT 2009

Tab Atkins Jr. writes:

> On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 7:43 PM, Aryeh
> Gregor<Simetrical+w3c at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I haven't noticed many progress bars on the web
> You see them a lot more in the indeterminate form, as a 'spinner'
> image or the like. ...  I suspect, though, that there are a lot of
> places you currently don't see a progress bar solely because it's a
> bit of a pain to do.

Many shopping sites have indicators of how far you are through the
buying process ("Step 2 of 4"), and online surveys often have progress
bars indicating the position in the survey.

Typically these are static to the page (as in, making progress and
seeing the indicator move involves submitting a form and displaying the
next page in the sequence), but so far as I can see from the spec
<progress> can be used in these situations; it isn't restricted to use
on a single page where it is updated dynamically.


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