Matthew Paul Thomas wrote:
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.

you mean the progress bars that just show a bar bouncing back and forth or scrolling across and therefore not actually showing the amount of progress?

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