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Re: <q> Research & Conclusions

From: Ben Millard <cerbera@projectcerbera.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2008 23:39:01 -0000
Message-ID: <3D01BDD5773B4BC780AF4C864A39071D@ben9xr3up2lv7v>
To: "Jim Jewett" <jimjjewett@gmail.com>
Cc: "HTMLWG" <public-html@w3.org>

Jim Jewett wrote:
> <http://projectcerbera.com/web/study/2008/quotes#pt>
>
> "95 entries in 3 categories." but I only count 59 (and 59 does show up
> elsewhere on the page).

The page has 3 categories. Each starts with an <h2>:

1. Philip Taylor's <q> Collection (59 entries)
2. Quoted Text (5 entries)
3. Quoted Blocks (31 entries)

Hence, 95 entries in 3 categories.

Jim Jewett wrote:
> Also, the 50 incorrect was 26+23; was there another somewhere?

Ah, I re-categorised an incorrect one to being correct but forgot to 
re-calculate all the affected values. Corrected them now. Thanks for 
reporting the mistake.

Jim Jewett wrote:
> Also, of the eight that are correct, I note that the first was the
> Opera CTO, who is certainly far more standards aware than most
> authors.  And to be honest, even he was using it for titles, rather
> than normal quotations.

The <q> I counted is in page content and is for a quoted run of text:

[[[
<li>In 1999 Technology Review put me on their <a 
href="1999/1999TR100.pdf">TR100 list</a>, <q>a group of one hundred young 
innovators in technology from around the world</q>. The <a 
href="1999/xmas/sloyfe2.jpg">gala dinner</a> at MIT was stylish.</li>
]]]

There is another <q> which is commented out:

[[[
<!--
...
<li>(2005-03-16) <a 
href="http://news.com.com/The+Acid2+challenge+to+Microsoft/2010-1032_3-5618723.html?tag=nefd.ac">The 
Acid2 challenge: can Microsoft deliver on promises?</a>. The CNET editors 
shortened the title to <q>The Acid2 challenge to Microsoft</q> which changes 
the tone slightly. I prefer the original.</li>
...
-->
]]]

My analysis only includes markup users can receive. This includes normal 
markup and scripts which write to the page but does not include comments.

-- 
Ben 'Cerbera' Millard
<http://projectcerbera.com/web/study/> 
Received on Wednesday, 5 November 2008 23:39:52 UTC

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