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October 15, 2008

Opera: only 4.13% of the web is standards compliant

Ars reports on an Opera study that only 4.13% of websites are standards compliant.

While it is no surprise that very few websites are completely standards compliant, their methodology seems flawed. Websites are doing more and more dynamic javascript stuff after page load which could affect such stats. Also, major js libs are linked in via cdns, so it is unclear how useful their XMLHttpRequest usage stat is.

But I can totally verify that chinese websites love flash. I still have nightmares from the AOL China gecko testing days. Flashing, scrolling, floating ads are scary.

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