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Public Report: Compatibility Data Survey Q1 2015

1. Why do you need to research browser compatibility information?

2. How well do all existing sources of data about browser compabibility work for you?

3. What prevents you from getting all the cross-browser compatibility information you need?

4. When you can’t find an answer to a question about browser compatibility, what do you do?

5. How often do you use caniuse.com for researching browser compatibility information?

6. How often do you use MDN for researching browser compatibility information?

7. How do you access caniuse.com?

8. How do you access MDN?

9. For these common tasks, are you more likely to choose caniuse, MDN or other for compatibility information?

  MDN caniuse.com Other Responses
When exploring and learning about new features in HTML, CSS and JavaScript
76
76.0%
18
18.0%
6
6.0%
100
When planning a new site and considering which features to include
31
31.0%
58
58.0%
11
11.0%
100
When writing code and wondering how to use a specific feature
87
87.0%
10
10.0%
3
3.0%
100
When debugging a site that is not working in a particular browser
42
42.0%
40
40.0%
18
18.0%
100

10. Please rank the below features in terms of their importance to you when you are researching browser compatibility.

  Score* Overall Rank  
Accurate and up-to date information 861 1  
Includes most or all browsers and browser versions 626 2  
Easy to find the information I need 623 3  
Includes JavaScript compatibility information 594 4  
Includes most or all standard features 586 5  
Includes CSS compatibility information 560 6  
Includes information about mobile browsers 512 7  
Includes HTML compatibility information 473 8  
Easy to understand the content 467 9  
Easy to contribute new data to 198 10  
Total Respondents 100
*Score is a weighted calculation. Items ranked first are valued higher than the following ranks, the score is the sum of all weighted rank counts.