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From Vadim Gritsenko <>
Subject Re: New Apache XML Site! :-)
Date Tue, 29 Oct 2002 16:13:07 GMT
Steven Noels wrote:

> Steven Noels wrote:
>> Jeff Turner wrote:
>>> We really need stats on 4.x usage for to make a good
>>> judgement.
>> I'll try and make a browser usage analysis for the month of 
>> september. I would be using analog or webalizer - does anyone else 
>> has killer tips for log analyzers?
>> </Steven>
> I put up an analysed log of 1 day (3.868.269 requests, 271.678 
> gigabytes) on
> I'm not a browser User Agent dictionary, it seems to me that the first 
> non-IE, probably-dated browser is identified by "Mozilla/3.01 
> (compatible;)", totaling 2.11% of that day. And Mozilla at 1.26% :-(

Hi Steven,

As you see from the pie chart... It's quite useless to just count unique 
browser agents. Without groupings, these statistics do not mean much.

I think all these agents should be grouped into several larger categories:

 * MSIE 6.0+
 * MSIE 5.5+
 * MSIE 5.0+
 * MSIE 4.0+
 * Older MSIE

Similar groupings can be done for Netscape browsers, and for mozilla 
ones (which has lots of different unique user-agents strings).

Then, pie chart will look different, a lot.

What do you think? Do you need some help to work this out?


> OK, that's one day, and due to the sheer size of these logfiles and 
> the current load-issues of daedalus I'm reluctant to run it across an 
> entire month's worth of logs, but this already learns us something.
> The '10%' of older browsers on has been an urban city 
> legend, IMO.
> </Steven>

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