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Browser stats Re: accessibility at risk on commercial sites:

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 2004 06:21:42 -0500 (CDT)
Message-ID: <32799.80.63.88.93.1098616902.squirrel@80.63.88.93>
To: "David Woolley" <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Hmm. Opera, for example, identifies aas Internet Explorer as its default
installation. I believe iCab does too. And probably others. So the
statistics are unreliable (as well as generally failing to take into
account proxying systems that check for actual changes before burning
precious bandwidth for the purpose of providing clean statistics)...

cheers

Chaals

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Charles McCathieNevile           charles@sidar.org
                 http://www.sidar.org

<quote who="David Woolley">
>
>> server which performs a substitution on user agent string so that
>> everything
>> looks like it is coming from the browser of your choice.
>
> The counter argument to this is that it will mean that the authors
> become even more browser selective, because it will appear that
> IE has even more market dominance than it does.  On the other hand
> it already has enough dominance to meet the 80-20 rule.
>
Received on Monday, 25 October 2004 05:20:31 GMT

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