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Re: user stats

From: Section 508.US <tagi11@cox.net>
Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 07:38:17 -0500
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To: "Tom James" <TJames@salisbury.gov.uk>, "'Ben Gilmore'" <beng@getfrank.com>, "WAI-IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Macromedia claim a 97.4% penetration of the Flash plug-in
What was their claims based on? Number of computers sold with Flash
installed?
I would think that there are more that 3% total users of the internet that
are blind. Why would a blind person use Flash????????
Michael

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tom James" <TJames@salisbury.gov.uk>
To: "'Ben Gilmore'" <beng@getfrank.com>; "WAI-IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 7:16 AM
Subject: RE: user stats



Ben gilmore wrote ...

> Does any one have any stats on the percentage of users that surf with
> Javascript  turned off or know where I can find said info?
> Same for people not using flash...

One source I know of is www.thecounter.com/stats/

You might want to dive around in the site to work out exactly how they
compile their figures, but the headline numbers they give are, for May 2003:

Javascript 1.2+: 32815350 (86%)
Javascript <1.2: 128196 (0%)
Javascript false: 5170035 (13%)

(Incidentally, I'm not sure why May 2003 is the most recent figure - have
they stopped measuring?)

Two other possible starting points:
http://www.upsdell.com/BrowserNews/stat_trends.htm and
http://www.eleganthack.com/toolbox/browser-stats.htm - a list of links;
apparently no longer maintained but still useful.

Macromedia claim a 97.4% penetration of the Flash plugin as at June 2003 but
of course they might be biased - see
http://www.macromedia.com/software/player_census/flashplayer/penetration.htm
l. There is a thread on this at http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum36/78.htm
in which various people gave various figures, but generally in the 70 - 80%
range.

Hope this helps,

Tom






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