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From Martin Kraemer <>
Subject Re: SiteMetrics? Where are they getting their sites?
Date Sun, 08 Nov 1998 18:54:58 GMT
On Fri, Nov 06, 1998 at 09:41:40AM -0700, Marc Slemko wrote:
> Not only is it based only on what people in the US used, but it is based
> on what people in the "largest businesses" _say_ they use.  While it is a
> valid measurement of something, I'm doubtful that it represents the web as
> a whole.  

Yeah, I'm always angry about my company when I see its external (Netscape
based) pages fail in many situations. To be fair, it's often not the servers
that fail but the WebMasters...

But InformationWeek really want to *PROVE* that free software sucks:
When I went to today, using a
Netscape 4.05 browser, this was what I got (note the duplicate MIME
    telnet myproxy 81
    Connected to myproxy.
    Escape character is '^]'.
    GET HTTP/1.0

    HTTP/1.0 200 OK
    Date: Sun, 08 Nov 1998 18:52:29 GMT
    Server: Apache/1.2.0 mod_perl/1.08
    Content-type: text/html
    Via: 1.0 myproxy:81 (Apache/1.3.3)

    HTTP/1.1 500 Internal Server Error
    Date: Sun, 08 Nov 1998 18:44:06 GMT
    Server: Apache/1.2.0 mod_perl/1.08
    Last-Modified: Wed, 28 Oct 1998 17:52:37 GMT
    ETag: "802f-19d-363759e5"
    Content-Length: 413
    Accept-Ranges: bytes
    Connection: close
    Content-Type: text/html

    <BODY BGCOLOR=#FFFFFF TEXT="#000000" LINK="#990000" ALINK="#996600" VLINK="#996600">
    <BASE TARGET="_top">

    We're sorry! Your request has generated an error of some kind.<p>

    The error has been logged and will be examined promptly by our
    technical staff. We apologize for the inconvenience.

    <a href="">Go to Information Week home page</a>

Reloading (or clicking on the `self' link) didn't help either.

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