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Re: web site programming.

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 2 May 2008 10:40:28 +0900
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <21EDF518-429D-4635-8D67-5DB350EDD8B7@w3.org>
To: Rick Merrill <rickmerrill@comcast.net>


Le 2 mai 2008 à 04:53, Rick Merrill a écrit :
> I have a suggestion to float: How about adding a summary
> page on the Validator web site where users (like us) can
> add Validator results based on what software was used.
>
> For example,
>
> DreamWeaver: 15 pages;  25 errors; html 4.0 transitional


The only way to do that in a painless way for authors is to collect a  
meta name in the headers of files. I suspect you want the compiled  
stats on how badly performs some authoring tools, maybe something else.

But the data set will be of poor quality:

- not a huge number of pages with the meta.
- more than one authoring tool involved in the generation of pages  
(sometimes multiple libraries, database, javascript)
- author changing authoring tool, but forgetting to modify the meta

It will be very hard to have relevant statistics in such open  
environment.

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Karl Dubost - W3C
http://www.w3.org/QA/
Be Strict To Be Cool
Received on Friday, 2 May 2008 01:41:03 GMT

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