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Bug 12232 - Progress element should be shown vertically when height>width
Summary: Progress element should be shown vertically when height>width
Alias: None
Product: HTML WG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LC1 HTML5 spec (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All All
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: HTML WG Bugzilla archive list
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-03-03 20:22 UTC by Mounir Lamouri
Modified: 2011-08-04 05:17 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Description Mounir Lamouri 2011-03-03 20:22:51 UTC
Currently, the specs say that meter should be shown vertically when height>width but nothing similar is said for the progress element. I do believe this should be done too given that most systems support vertical progress bars (Windows, GNU/Linux (with GTK at least) and MacOS X). And, really, a progress bar with a height higher than it's width wouldn't look nice...

A paragraph like this one should be added:
When the element is wider than it is tall (or square), the depiction is expected to be of a horizontal progress bar, with the start on the right and the end on the left if the 'direction' property on this element has a computed value of 'rtl', and with the start on the left and the end on the right otherwise. When the element is taller than it is wide, it is expected to depict a vertical progress bar, with the start on the bottom and the end on the top.

Removing the end of the first paragraph would also be needed.
Comment 1 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2011-03-04 20:56:27 UTC
Yeah that makes sense.
Comment 2 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2011-05-05 23:37:28 UTC
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Status: Accepted
Change Description: see diff given below
Rationale: Concurred with reporter's comments.
Comment 3 contributor 2011-05-05 23:39:21 UTC
Checked in as WHATWG revision r6089.
Check-in comment: Suggest more adaptive renderings for progress bars.
Comment 4 Michael[tm] Smith 2011-08-04 05:17:38 UTC
mass-move component to LC1