Re: [htdig] htdig-noindex = nofollow !!!


Erick Thompson (ethompson@nbr.org)
Mon, 11 Oct 1999 20:00:01 -0700


At 12:10 AM 10/12/99 +0200, Alain Zürcher wrote:

>I asked :
>
> >When I add the tag <META name="htdig-noindex">, HtDig don't index the
>pages,
> >but doesn't FOLLOW the links on them either!
> >
> >Is there another tag or another way to achieve what I want?
>
>Geoff answered :
>
> >This tag does not follow any DTD or relative standard. It has been in
> >the code for a very long time and has always meant exactly that.
> >
> >What you'd like it to use the new standard, the robots META tag:
> ><meta name="robots" content="noindex,follow">>>
>
>
>Do you mean "would you", or "why would you"? Well, I would like a tag, maybe
>another one so as not to disturb the people using the current one, that
>would mean "noindex,follow" just like in a robots tag.
>
>I cannot use the robots tag because I want my tables of contents to be
>indexed by external search engines. These pages are relevant for visitors
>coming from outside. But visitors that are already within the site want to
>find the pages that contains the information, not the index pages.
>Furthermore, many of my "menu" pages are framed, and it is a mess when they
>are found and called individually.
>
>But of course, I need HtDig to follow all the links on these menu pages, in
>order to index the pages where the information is.

One thought is to exclude the menu pages. As long as there are not too
many, it wouldn't be too bad.

Erick

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