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Bug 4494 - Detailed statistics about the use and errors reported by the validator
Summary: Detailed statistics about the use and errors reported by the validator
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 85
Alias: None
Product: Validator
Classification: Unclassified
Component: check (show other bugs)
Version: 0.8.0b1
Hardware: All All
: P2 enhancement
Target Milestone: 0.8.0
Assignee: Olivier Thereaux
QA Contact: qa-dev tracking
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-04-27 03:28 UTC by PatomaS
Modified: 2007-04-27 12:43 UTC (History)
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Description PatomaS 2007-04-27 03:28:09 UTC

I think that a very useful resource for different situations will be an area inside the W3C site with statistics feeded from the validator.

It will help user agent companies to improve their products and to fine tune errors that are really happening in every day world instead of things not so useful. I mean with that, prioritize the fixes.

It will help users to learn about their mistakes and reduce the debugging period.

It will help designers, a lot, giving numbers to show to bosses and clients who ask for things that are illogical, time consuming without a good reason, or simply misleading due to buzz words o misinterpretation of other statistics.

It will help webmaster to fine tune web servers about their options in rewriting rules, content negotiation, technology deploy, etc. 

And of course there are other areas I can no think about right now, but I am sure some one will do.

And finally, it really make a lot of sense, W3C and it's validator is checking thousand of pages every day, so it is precisely in the right position to make the best analysis of the web situation, web technology implementation and response of designers and authors about changes and recommendations.

Before writing this entry, i checked the site for something similar and found the report of the bug 85 ( It mentions something very important, and I don't know if it is happening already. That report is 4 years old and is still "new" and open, so maybe it is not been implemented already. I also looked in Google ( and the results are quite old, already dead or simply not useful.

I think that every single day with out recording that data, is a big lose of chance, not just about the number, but for every body improvement.

Bye, and keep up with the good work
Comment 1 Olivier Thereaux 2007-04-27 12:43:41 UTC
This would be useful indeed. It's been on the "would-be-cool" list forever, though, and unless someone decides to own it, I suspect it may get pushed forever by more important bugs.

Merging with existing enhancement request (Bug #85)

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 85 ***