Intraday Variability Statistics in Radio-Selected and X-Ray Selected BL Lac Objects
BL Lac objects, characterized by their high variability across the electromagnetic spectrum, strong and variable polarization in the radio and optical domain and a (nearly) featureless continuum can in general be divided into the radio-selected (RBL) and X-ray selected BL Lac objects (XBL) according to their α ro − α ox spectral indices (Stocke et al., 1985). Attempts to unify both classes within a single model have been suggested e.g. by Ghisellini et al. (1993) or Giommi et al. (1994).