I’ve perhaps already “beaten the subject to death”:http://virtuelvis.com/archives/2003/02/properly-measuring-msie – even “more than once”:http://virtuelvis.com/archives/2003/04/msie-not-msie-revisited. Yes; browser statistics.
I have now applied the technique described in those two postings to this site as well, and I am now able to provide you with numbers for by how much overreported MSIE is in my access log for the last week.:
* 2003-07-02: 6.67%
* 2003-07-03: 22.22%
* 2003-07-04: 15.38%
* 2003-07-05: 16.22%
* 2003-07-06: 7.32%
* 2003-07-07: 18.57%
* 2003-07-08: 14.44%
* Average value: 14.40%
The percentage is the percentage of browsers that identified themselves as MSIE, and fetched the stylesheet located in
/styles/screen.css without fetching the corresponding MSIE-specific
Another number for which I’m only offering the average value: 28% of the visitors that are using Opera, has set their browser to identify as MSIE. I’m actually a bit surprised that the number is that low, given that the default setup in Opera is to fake the UA string.