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Re: HTML/XHTML usage survey

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2005 02:15:44 -0500
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Cc: public-evangelist@w3.org <public-evangelist@w3.org>
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>


Le 06 janv. 2005, à 00:53, Bjoern Hoehrmann a écrit :
> This does not seem all that interesting to me, http://www.google.com
> and http://www.amazon.com/ have too little in common to compare them
> in a meaningful way. http://validator.w3.org/detailed.html for example

The meaning of this survey would be that some elements or attributes 
are never used, which basically put into questions their notion of 
useful, IMHO :)))

>>  * Qualitative analysis (human)
>>      - Are the elements and the attributes used appropriately?
>>      - Is it NOT possible to define the proper use?
>
> It is possible to define proper use, but determining proper use through
> reliable human-testing is at least very difficult, about as difficult 
> as
> to determine whether a HTML/XHTML document meets the requirements of 
> the
> relevant specifications due to W3C's failure to provide and maintain
> sufficient quality of these specifications.

agreed

> To an extend where W3C Team
> members start projects and W3C Working Groups charter themselves to 
> fill
> these gaps with Guidelines, Best Practise documents, and modified
> document formats.

If someone could hear you :))))



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