Section: New Software and Platforms


Webstats is a follow-up of the internship on JavaScript constructs used in top Alexa sites, started in summer 2015 by Dolière Francis Some. He analyzed the top 10,000 Alexa sites, and provided statistics about them. Among those statistics, their are:

  • the most popular JavaScript libraries

  • the most recurrent JavaScript constructs

  • the adoption of security features such as:

    • The Content Security Policy, a policy for defending against Cross-Site-Script attacks

    • HttpOnly and Secure cookies, that prevents attacks like session hijacking.

Starting from April, 2016, this study is performed periodically, at the end of each month. The results are accessible online at https://webstats.inria.fr.