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Re: Naming of <header>

From: Philip Taylor <pjt47@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2009 00:55:53 +0000
Message-ID: <49CD7599.3000404@cam.ac.uk>
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
CC: public-html@w3.org
Steven Faulkner wrote:
> 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

Looking at pages listed on dmoz.org a few months ago, using 
case-insensitive matching:

Total number of pages: 127086

Pages with any class="header": 3279

Pages with 1 class="header": 2351
Pages with 2 class="header": 322
Pages with 3 class="header": 168
Pages with 4 class="header": 89
Pages with 5 class="header": 87
Pages with 6..10 class="header": 169
Pages with > 10 class="header": 93

> same goes for 'footer'

Pages with any class="footer": 6765

Pages with 1 class="footer": 4471
Pages with 2 class="footer": 843
Pages with 3 class="footer": 427
Pages with 4 class="footer": 256
Pages with 5 class="footer": 125
Pages with 6..10 class="footer": 405
Pages with > 10 class="footer": 238

> regards
> steve

-- 
Philip Taylor
pjt47@cam.ac.uk
Received on Saturday, 28 March 2009 00:56:31 UTC

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