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For HTML statistics nerds

Published: Thursday 2006-01-26.

What happens if you take a milliard (billion, 109) real web pages from the Google search database and count which HTML elements and attributes are most frequently used? That is exactly what my ex-colleague Ian Hickson, who now work for Google, has found out. The results are interesting, for instance <br> (line break) is more common than <p> (paragraph). Who would have thought? Something that is’t very surprising, however, is that <a> (link, anchor) is one of the most common elements. After all, links is what the web is all about.

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  • Datum: 2006-01-28 08.59.51 CET
  • Namn: Peter Korkala
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Vilket jobb att sammanställa den statistiken! Däremot är jag inte ett dugg förvånad att br är vanligare än p. Det är nog jättevanligt att man använder flertalet br för att öka på ett avstånd, och omvänt är det rätt så vanligt att göra en hel sida utan en enda p-tag.

  • Datum: 2006-01-28 15.28.56 CET
  • Namn: Anders Carlsson
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Många VDSÄVDF-program sprinklar väl in br för varje radbrytning man gör, eller åtminstone två på raken om man gör en tomrad.

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