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RE: RE: Bobby 3.1 Released

From: Bruce Bailey <bbailey@clark.net>
Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 11:58:09 -0400
Message-Id: <199905111601.MAA18186@smtp-gw.vma.verio.net>
To: "WAI IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I may have answered one my own questions...

> Why the huge discrepancy between the number of sites that link
> to Bobby (4800) and those that are "Bobby Approved" (650)?
> What does it mean when fewer than one in seven pages that think Bobby
> is important enough to reference actually bother with the award icon?
> Does anyone know (or even have a guess) if the W3C validator suffers
> from a similar praise:use ratio?

http://www.altavista.com/cgi-bin/query?q=link:validator.w3.org
Returns "AltaVista found about 76103 Web pages for you."
http://www.altavista.com/cgi-bin/query?q=image:vh40.gif
Returns "AltaVista found about 34248 Web pages for you."

This (somewhat crude) measure calculate almost a 2:1 link/implement ratio
-- not bad at all!  Most of Chuck Hitchcock's dozen speculations about why
the "Bobby Approved" rating would not be sought are equally applicable to
the W3C Validator, yet the ratios are very disproportionate!
Received on Tuesday, 11 May 1999 12:00:56 GMT

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