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Re: XHTML 2.0 - dfn : Content model and usability (PR#7832)

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 20:16:00 +0000 (UTC)
To: "Jukka K. Korpela" <jkorpela@cs.tut.fi>
Cc: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0603242012320.315@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

On Fri, 24 Mar 2006, Jukka K. Korpela wrote:
> 
> It's a holdover from HTML 3.2. It isn't even legacy markup, since it has 
> been used very little; it exists in theory only.

According to my studies it's used in around 0.1% of the Web's pages. One 
in every thousand pages isn't bad, given how few pages could be expected 
to be defining terms; In particular, it's used more than <ins>, <del>, 
<var>, <samp>, <bdo>, etc.

Then again, it's used less than <blink>, <bgsound>, <marquee>, <spacer>. 
So maybe that doesn't mean so much.

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