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[Bug 4494] Detailed statistics about the use and errors reported by the validator

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Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2007 03:28:10 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=4494

           Summary: Detailed statistics about the use and errors reported by
                    the validator
           Product: Validator
           Version: 0.8.0b1
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P2
         Component: check
        AssignedTo: ot@w3.org
        ReportedBy: patomas@hotmail.com
         QAContact: www-validator-cvs@w3.org


Hi

I think that a very useful resource for different situations will be an area
inside the W3C site with statistics feeded from the validator.

It will help user agent companies to improve their products and to fine tune
errors that are really happening in every day world instead of things not so
useful. I mean with that, prioritize the fixes.

It will help users to learn about their mistakes and reduce the debugging
period.

It will help designers, a lot, giving numbers to show to bosses and clients who
ask for things that are illogical, time consuming without a good reason, or
simply misleading due to buzz words o misinterpretation of other statistics.

It will help webmaster to fine tune web servers about their options in
rewriting rules, content negotiation, technology deploy, etc. 

And of course there are other areas I can no think about right now, but I am
sure some one will do.

And finally, it really make a lot of sense, W3C and it's validator is checking
thousand of pages every day, so it is precisely in the right position to make
the best analysis of the web situation, web technology implementation and
response of designers and authors about changes and recommendations.

Before writing this entry, i checked the site for something similar and found
the report of the bug 85 (http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=85). It
mentions something very important, and I don't know if it is happening already.
That report is 4 years old and is still "new" and open, so maybe it is not been
implemented already. I also looked in Google
(http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=site%3Aw3.org+statistics&btnG=Google+Search)
and the results are quite old, already dead or simply not useful.

I think that every single day with out recording that data, is a big lose of
chance, not just about the number, but for every body improvement.

Bye, and keep up with the good work
Received on Friday, 27 April 2007 03:28:12 GMT

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