Re: [htdig] Is there a an htdig-nofollow metatag?


Geoff Hutchison (ghutchis@wso.williams.edu)
Thu, 6 May 1999 10:41:25 -0400


>I know there is a general robot nofollow meta tag directive that htdig
>understands, but is there an htdig-specific nofollow command, like:

Nope.

>(analagous to the htdig-noindex command)?

This is only retained for backwards-compatibility. Since there's already a
robots meta tag, we'd prefer to stick to the standard.

>If not, any ideas for preventing just htdig from following local links from
>a document?

Beyond using the robot nofollow command? Use the robots.txt file. You can
give specific directives to individual robots.

You can also use the noindex_start and noindex_end attributes:
http://www.htdig.org/attrs.html#noindex_start

-Geoff Hutchison
Williams Students Online
http://wso.williams.edu/

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