Google's Web Survey
Google's Web Survey
2006-01-25 00:21:54 by Andrew Hitchcock G+
I don't believe many people know about Google Code, so this is my attempt to help spread the word. I just submitted this to Slashdot, but since you never know what'll show up (my story might get dropped so they can post for a fourth time about how quickly people judge websites), I thought I'd 'blog' it: In an effort to help the WHAT working group, Google Code has released a survey of over one billion pages. Compiling statistics on elements and attributes, the survey provides such interesting tidbits as, "More pages use the completely worthless <meta name="revisit-after"> than use the <em> element!" and "Of the top twenty most-used attributes on body, fourteen are purely presentational... Of these top twenty attributes, nine are completely invalid, and five have been deprecated for nearly eight years, half the lifetime of the Web so far." It is an interesting read and will hopefully get people to fix their markup. The pretty graphs require an SVG capable browser.
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