On Mar 28, 2006, at 9:05 PM, Ric Hardacre wrote:
Ian Hickson wrote:
The only difference between meter and progress is the potential for
progress to be dynamic.
That's a big difference. It means the UI for one has to show that it
is static, and the UI for the other has to show that it should "end".
which is laudable, and makes sense, but each will be updatable on the
fly. a meter has to have this ability, e.g. allowing CNN to show the
election votes cast on their home page, updated asynchronously.
Sure, but they have different meanings. Progress bars are intended to
reach 100% unless cancelled; vote counts are not. In Mac OS, and many
Gnome and KDE themes, <progress> will have an animated appearance by
default; <meter> will not.
Matthew Paul Thomas