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Re: HTML/XHTML usage survey

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Thu, 06 Jan 2005 08:41:41 +0100
To: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Cc: public-evangelist@w3.org
Message-ID: <41e6e9d6.85121203@smtp.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Karl Dubost wrote:
>Le 06 janv. 2005, ā 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 :)))

Again, the results would depend very much on the data sample, e.g. del
and ins are not in common use as the type of document for which those
are useful is not common. But that won't tell you whether these elements
are useful. Other elements like rbc are not in common use due to lack of
implementations and yet other elements like basefont might be in common
use but that does not make the element useful. An interesting question
however would be e.g. the use of the var and samp elements in W3C TRs,
but the result would only be meaningful if you include information on
why these elements have not been used.
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