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Re: summary="" in HTML5 ISSUE-32

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 12:32:54 +0000
Message-ID: <55687cf80902260432k6560ff29o56c1e6e9d1a375e3@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>, "W3C WAI Protocols & Formats" <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>
Hi Ian, this data offers no clue to summary attribute usage apart from
http://code.google.com/webstats/2005-12/tables.html, which shows that
summary is seldom used in relation to other table attributes.

Is there something I am missing in the data?

regards
stevef

2009/2/26 Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>:
> On Thu, 26 Feb 2009, Steven Faulkner wrote:
>> >
>> > Philip may not consider his data "particularly useful", but since his
>> > results show similar proportions to other studies, I believe he is
>> > unnecessarily self-deprecating.
>> >
>> > If you have more objective data, then by all means, present it.
>>
>> If you have access to these other studies, then by all means please
>> present them.
>
> Data from Google from 2005:
>
>   http://code.google.com/webstats/index.html
>
> ...matches closely with the proportions Philip has found in studies of
> various data sets over the years. (For example, smiliar distribution of
> element usage.)
>
> Subsequent studies I've done had similar results. The results of those are
> scattered across mailing lists, so I haven't got any easy links for them.
>
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