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Re: Requirements for research (Was: Dropping <input usemap="">)

From: Robert Burns <rob@robburns.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 09:12:15 -0500
Message-Id: <FCB7C4AE-2739-4CC6-94AE-966EDA13E2D0@robburns.com>
Cc: Geoffrey Sneddon <foolistbar@googlemail.com>, public-html@w3.org
To: James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>


On Aug 16, 2007, at 8:58 AM, James Graham wrote:

> Robert Burns wrote:
>>
>> Which results are you referring to here. Ian looked for misused  
>> <input usemap> elements. Philip looked for <blink> and <element-I  
>> just-mad-up> on another data set.  The couldn't reproduce the same  
>> results because they were looking for different things.
>
> I meant, more generally, that the two different surveys they did  
> have produced similar results for questions like "what fraction of  
> pages use the <foo> element?" rather than questions specifically  
> related to <input usemap>. IIRC Phillip didn't find any use of  
> <input usemap> (which you would predict from the  the small usage  
> found by Hixie and the relative number of pages in the two surveys).

Niether Hixe nor Philip looked for use of <input usemap> . Hixie  
looked for misuse (or esoteric use) of <input usemap>. Philip looked  
for other stuff (and unsurprisingly didn't find any <input usemap>).

Take care,
Rob
Received on Thursday, 16 August 2007 14:12:24 UTC

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