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Re: Crawlers indexing with Session-Variable

From: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Dec 1999 00:28:16 -0800
Message-Id: <v0422083fb47517c15b17@[]>
To: www-html@w3.org
At 08:30p -0500 12/08/99, Stephanos Piperoglou wrote:
>On Wed, 8 Dec 1999, Rainer Jung wrote:
>  > I have a small www-site, using a session-variable in each link.  Now
>  > it is impossible for me to let any robot register the whole site.  I
>  > thought about a method to tell the robot, to extract the
>  > session-variable out of all uri's.  I don't know of any other ideas,
>  > to get something like this to work.
>You're using URLs to specify state. This is bad. There's nothing
>specifically prohibiting you to do this, but if you want to specify
>state you can either use
>(a) HTTP POST (for one-off jobs mostly)
>(b) HTTP Cookies (better)

Or do like I'm planning to do on a future site, which is to only use
"personalized" URLs upon logging in. If you don't log in, then you get
just the "plain" URLs (which will work for robots, etc.).

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