[whatwg] FYI: HTML usage data from Disqus websites

Daniel Cater djcater+whatwg at gmail.com
Thu Jan 27 01:42:33 PST 2011

I'd be interested to see statistics on doctypes and character
encodings, which weren't really present in the webstats data.

What percentage of pages have a doctype, and of those that do, which
doctype are they using?

What percentage of pages specify a character encoding, and of those
that do, which methods do they use? And which encodings do they

How many pages use plugins and which plugins are in use would be
interesting too.


On 19 January 2011 10:59, Anton Kovalyov <anton at disqus.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I work as a front-end engineer at Disqus. We are pretty popular commenting
> widget installed on around 500k websites throughout the world and visited by
> 300mln+ unique visitors per month. I am working on a project to gather some
> statistical data from the pages where our code is running to help us with
> some performance tuning. However, I want to use the opportunity and ask if
> this group is interested in some specific reports (like
> http://code.google.com/webstats/index.html). If you have some stats you'd
> like to see, let me know (by replying to this thread) and I will try to make
> it happen. Of course, the data will be completely anonymous and it has to be
> related to WHATWG's main focus. Results will be published probably by me on
> behalf of the company.
> Thanks,
> --
> Anton Kovalyov
> Front-end Engineer, Disqus

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