Re: [htdig] Including Pull-Down Menu Pages


Subject: Re: [htdig] Including Pull-Down Menu Pages
From: Douglas Kline (kline@head-cfa.harvard.edu)
Date: Fri Oct 20 2000 - 15:03:26 PDT


OK. Thanks for your further elucidation of the situation.

Douglas Kline

> On Fri, 20 Oct 2000, Douglas Kline wrote:
>
> > All this boils down to the fact that, in the case of these menu bars, Web p
ages
> > are reached by the search engine by a different means than that by which th
ey

> You make fine points and they're all valid. The problem is that there are
> hundreds of non-standard ways of indicating links on the web now and only
> a very few can be followed by search engines (ht://Dig is not alone in
> this). It's all well and good to code a JavaScript navigation menu or an
> actual form/CGI pair.
>
> But there's no way for a search engine to fully parse JavaScript or know
> that a specific form is for navigation and another isn't. For ht://Dig to
> know, for example that a JavaScript menu is a navigation mechanism, it

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Douglas Kline
kline@head-cfa.harvard.edu

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