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For some background on this kind of thing (although not necessarily 
exactly what you want, and in some cases out of date), you might want to 
look at:

Google's web authoring statistics:

OCLC's Web characterization project: 

W3C's Web Characterization Activity:  http://www.w3.org/WCA/

Have you tried contacting Google?


Costello, Roger L. wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I have been having some offline discussions with Greg Hunt.  He is
> helping me find clarity on what I am seeking: 
> Greg: What are you trying to achieve really?
> Roger: I just want to know the state of the Web today, with respect to
> the use of content types.  For example, 15 years ago HTML was clearly
> the dominate content type of the Web.  Is that true today?  Has a shift
> occurred?  Perhaps other content types have nudged out HTML for top
> ranking?  I want a "content type snapshot" each year so that I can see
> how the Web is evolving. I want to be a Watcher of the Web's evolution.
> To be a Watcher, I need hard, concrete data. 
> Okay, that's what I am seeking; that's my objective.  How do I obtain
> it?  /Roger
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