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Re: HTML/XHTML usage survey

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2005 08:19:59 -0500
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Cc: public-evangelist@w3.org
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>

Le 06 janv. 2005, à 02:41, Bjoern Hoehrmann a écrit :
> Again, the results would depend very much on the data sample,

yes agreed. :) statistics are never perfect and the more context there 
is for the data, the more useful data would be. :)

> e.g. del
> and ins are not in common use as the type of document for which those
> are useful is not common.

agreed. :)

> But that won't tell you whether these elements are useful.

lack of as you said might tell you, lack of implementations, lack of 
good implementations, and complete lack of interest for this element.

> Other elements like rbc are not in common use due to lack of
> implementations

yes and I think it's a problem

> 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,

/me is smiling... and has no illusions for the results ;)

> but the result would only be meaningful if you include information on
> why these elements have not been used.

agreed. :) but before to have analysis you need raw data. :)

Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
W3C Conformance Manager
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