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Re: Data blocks, not marked up content

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2011 13:52:11 +0200
Cc: Lin Clark <lin.w.clark@gmail.com>, Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>, Gavin Carothers <gavin@topquadrant.com>, public-html-data-tf <public-html-data-tf@w3.org>
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To: Thomas Steiner <tomac@google.com>

On Oct 7, 2011, at 11:29 , Thomas Steiner wrote:

>> I don't think we want to advocate using display:none with real content.
>> There are concerns (valid or not) from a lot of Web developers that if you
>> include a lot of content on your page that has "display:none", that the
>> search engines will penalize you.
> I can backup this claim (with my employer's hat _off_). We should
> _not_ encourage people to use display:none for that purpose.
> 

And to be clear: I did not advocate this. I am just saying that this is certainly an approach.

Ivan


> Thanks,
> Tom
> 
> -- 
> Thomas Steiner, Research Scientist, Google Inc.
> http://blog.tomayac.com, http://twitter.com/tomayac


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