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RE: New danish survey - Web standards

From: Brian Kelly <B.Kelly@ukoln.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 2004 15:33:04 -0000
To: 'Soren Johannessen' <standard@ae35-unit.dk>, public-evangelist@w3.org
Message-ID: <10412071533.aa27745@lamin.ukoln.ac.uk>


Hi Soren
  Another question about the methodology.
  Did you validate the page that the end user would view or the entry point
of the Web site?  I've sometimes found that redirects (which can be
implemented in several ways)can mean that these aren't identical and this
can affect the results of validation checks - i.e. you end up analysing a
HTTP redirect message and not the final page which the user sees. 

Brian

PS I also think it would be useful to record the MIME type of the entry
point - especially for XHTML documents.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-evangelist-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:public-evangelist-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Soren 
> Johannessen
> Sent: 07 December 2004 15:18
> To: public-evangelist@w3.org
> Cc: public-evangelist@w3.org
> Subject: Re: New danish survey - Web standards
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> * Soren Johannessen wrote:
> 
> >>12.24 % of them were valid according to the W3C Validator, but this 
> >>does not mean they also meets the WAI levels.(only start page were 
> >>tested)
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >This matches the % of valid W3C Member homepages, it varies 
> between 11% 
> >and 12% as 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-archive/2004Dec/0012
> >shows (light green means no errors, light gray 1-10 errors, 
> dark gray 
> >more than ten errors and red validation failed).
> >
> >  
> >
> >>English summary of the survey where data also about
> >>
> >>How many incl. a DOCTYPE?
> >>How many have encoding labeling?
> >>Using tables for layout
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >How did you determine the last item?
> >  
> >
> Sorry! I  forgot to explain about how I found "Tables for 
> layout" (did't use W3C validator for that). I did use the Web 
> Developer 0.8 tools bar for Mozilla Firefox and then "Outline 
> Table Cells"
> 
> /Soren
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
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