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Re: ACTION-95, ISSUE-65: Plan to publish a new WD of HTML-5

From: Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2009 15:40:11 -0800
Message-ID: <4980ECDB.9090508@sicking.cc>
To: Karl Dubost <karl+w3c@la-grange.net>
CC: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>

Karl Dubost wrote:
> 
> Le 28 janv. 2009 à 18:22, Jonas Sicking a écrit :
>> Why is only the markup need-to-know?
>>
>> http://code.google.com/webstats/2005-12/pages.html
>>
>> shows that at least 2/3 of all pages on the web in 2006 used scripts, 
>> (not counting pages that only use on* type attributes). In fact, 
>> scripting is more common than the majority of markup elements.
> 
> be careful about surveys and conflating data. :)
> 
> Scripting might be more common than markup elements
> but that doesn't mean that
> scripting has more authors than html markup.
> 
> Simple example: All the people putting page tracker scripts in their 
> pages :)

Good point. It would indeed be interesting to see data that better can 
show if writing scripts is something that is rare enough that it would 
be better done as a separate spec.

/ Jonas
Received on Wednesday, 28 January 2009 23:40:55 UTC

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