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Re: Research for class="copyright" (was: Re: Getting beyond the ping pong match)

From: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
Date: Mon, 07 May 2007 01:59:18 +1000
Message-ID: <463DFB56.6030704@lachy.id.au>
To: "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
CC: www-html@w3.org, public-html@w3.org

Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
>> On Sun, 6 May 2007, Henri Sivonen wrote:
>>> Considering that research shows that "copyright" is one of the most 
>>> common class values, it is a reasonable hypothesis that it is used to 
>>> mark up copyright notices and that there is demand for markup for 
>>> copyright notices.
>>
>> No, it's just a guess, and a rather wrong guess.
> 
> To show that it was a wrong guess, you would need evidence to show that 
> the number of sites using class="copyright" for a purpose other than a 
> copyright notice far outweighed those that do.

Here's a study of 500 pages done by Philip Taylor (not "Philip & Le 
Khanh" or "Philip Taylor (Webmaster)", there is another one)

http://canvex.lazyilluminati.com/misc/copyright.html

A quick review of the results shows that the majority of them are using 
class="copyright" for actual copyright notices.

-- 
Lachlan Hunt
http://lachy.id.au/
Received on Sunday, 6 May 2007 15:59:39 UTC

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