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Re: Naming of <header>

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2009 01:27:37 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80903271727k6e42ea12i43d922f76be2607e@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Cc: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, James Graham <jgraham@opera.com>, Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>, Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, public-html@w3.org
hey anne,
the google data gives no indication of the number of uses of a
particular class name on a web page, if for example the class name
"header" was in the main only used once, then it effectively the same
as the other data, so if the google data is being used as
justification for the way the header is currently specced it does not
provide adequate evidence.

is there data available that shows  'header' is used as a class name
in the majority or even often more than once in web pages

same goes for 'footer'


2009/3/28 Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>:
> On Sat, 28 Mar 2009 00:58:30 +0100, Steven Faulkner
> <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:
>> from the data
>> http://www.stuffandnonsense.co.uk/archives/naming_conventions_table.html
> That's just a few sites. I think Ian was talking about this survey:
>  http://code.google.com/webstats/2005-12/classes.html
>> It is not the most commonly used class name its the most commonly used
>> id name (none of the pages in the sample cited used header as a class
>> name, they all used it as an id value, which means that it is a unique
>> container on a web page.
>> This appears to contradict the the way header has been specified in HTML
>> 5.
> Cheers,
> --
> Anne van Kesteren
> http://annevankesteren.nl/

with regards

Steve Faulkner
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