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fwd: Google research into web authoring techniques

From: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 16:19:33 -0500
To: public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org
Message-ID: <20060125211933.GA880@postdiluvian.org>

Fwd'd since the materials from Google are interesting.

Aside: For those not following  this stuff, WhatWG is Ian Hixie and some 
browser-maker friends (many ex-Mozilla or Mozilla) who are working 
up some non-XML-centric proposals for a revision of the HTML spec. 
Some of their work was submitted to W3C, see submission at 

The Google page looks interesting, though I've not delved deep into 
it yet.

We can now add to this data. In December 2005 we did an analysis of a
sample of slightly over a billion documents, extracting information
about popular class names, elements, attributes, and related metadata.
The results we found are available below. 

http://code.google.com/webstats/2005-12/linkrels.html (hmm seems to 
use Flash, ah no it's SVG :) has info on link rel/rev values found in the public web. 
There's also (see Ian's comments below) some stuff relevant to 
our Creative Commons in RDF use case, ie. talk of a <copyright> element.

All I have to do now is figure out why I can't get the SVG to 


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From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 20:45:47 +0000 (UTC)
To: whatwg@whatwg.org
Subject: [whatwg] Google research into web authoring techniques
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0601252032320.2856@dhalsim.dreamhost.com>

Google recently published some (not-very-scientific) research which 
people on this list will probably find interesting:


I plan to use this data to guide the development of HTML5. In particular, 
we probably need a <copyright> element. I was glad to see that most of 
what we've been working on in HTML5 is justified by this research -- for 
example the <header> and <footer> elements.

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