On Tue Apr 24 15:22 , Dan Connolly sent:
>>In the teleconference survey, Josef Spillner writes:
"Clarification would be needed on the top200 vs. top200-US sites survey
suggestions. The latter one would clearly produce skewed results, but
the former one should also not be more than a tiny source of input, as
>>top sites usually don't build HTML pages, they buy them instead."
I'm not really that picky. If you want to survey the top 200 sites
in the world, go for it. If you want to survey the top 3 sites
in your neighborhood, that's perhaps a little less interesting,
but I'd still like to hear about it.
Alexa's an ideal source. It generates the Top 500 most _popular Global_ sites, e.g., MySpace and YouTube, which will give more diverse data regardless if the sites are templates or hand-coded. Very few WordPress sites are not templates. And, template authors are still authors.
Does anybody have any progress to report so far? either
for HTML4-happiness or HTML5-happiness or XHTML-happiness?
HTML4-happiness? No. Popular opinion is that HTML(n) is a step backwards. XHTML-happiness? No.