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Re: [DRAFT] Heartbeat poll

From: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>
Date: Sat, 01 Aug 2009 23:33:54 -0500
Message-ID: <4A751732.4040008@burningbird.net>
To: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>
CC: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, 'HTML WG' <public-html@w3.org>
Shelley Powers wrote:
>
>> On Sat, 1 Aug 2009, Shelley Powers wrote:
>>  
>>> The decision about summary was based on an analysis of data pulled 
>>> from web pages scraped from the internet[1]. What's been ignored in 
>>> the discussions related to the incorrect use of the summary 
>>> attribute is that only about one in 1,000 HTML tables reflect 
>>> correct HTML table use. So, accuracy when it comes to past use of 
>>> HTML tables is just something that one can't "accurately" assess. 
>>> The raw data is interesting, but we can't draw conclusions from it.
>>>     
>>
>> We can if we have sufficiently large corpuses.
>>
>>   
> Ian, you're not answering the issue related to the correlation between 
> incorrect use of table and incorrect use of summary. Your data is 
> tainted, you can isolate summary sufficiently to be able to draw a 
> conclusion.

Sorry (tired), correction:

You _can't_ isolate summary sufficiently to be able to draw a conclusion.


S
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