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

Erick Thompson (
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
> >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.


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