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Re: summary="" in HTML5 ISSUE-32

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 12:47:13 +0000
Message-ID: <55687cf80902260447g2dd6816bkada5aa890c31726b@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: HTMLWG <public-html@w3.org>, "W3C WAI Protocols & Formats" <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>
Apologies, missed this bit in the text

"Some of the semantic attributes on the table elements are used. The
table element sees the summary attribute quite a bit, considering
(though we have not checked how many of them simply say "Layout table,
two columns, menu in the first column, content in the second" or some
such)."

regards
stevef

2009/2/26 Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>:
> 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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>
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