Re: Do we have data? (Was Re: "Pave The Cowpaths" Design Principle)

On May 15, 2007, at 1:38 AM, Henrik Dvergsdal wrote:

> On 14. mai. 2007, at 19.33, Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> 2) Define <small> to indicate "small print", since this matches  
>> the most common use of the element in the wild and gives the right  
>> presentation by default, rather than defining a <finePrint> element.
>> 3) Standardize the <embed> element, since it is very commonly used  
>> in the wild, often in combination with <object>, and does not  
>> cause any accessibility or other problems that don't already exist  
>> with <object>.
> Do we have any data on how things are actually used "in the wild"?

Some have gathered data, although I don't think we have anything that  
could be considered reproducible to a scientific level.

However, my point was not necessarily to argue the validity of these  
particular parts of the spec, but rather to cite them as examples of  
the sort of thing that the design principle refers to.


Received on Tuesday, 15 May 2007 09:04:27 UTC