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Re: Suggestion: 'rel="unrelated"' (was: Re: rel="nofollow" attribute)

From: Trejkaz <trejkaz@trypticon.org>
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 02:18:39 +1100
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <200501230219.25258.trejkaz@trypticon.org>
On Sunday 23 January 2005 02:07, Mark Birbeck wrote:
> For example, all the blogging software companies could indicate that the
> 'type' of the page was a blog. Or they could mark up the comments area as
> 'comments'. 

I would hope it's the latter, unless you intend to penalise the owner of the 
weblog the same way that the spammers are penalised.

I'm starting to wonder why this couldn't have been achieved without markup at 
all.  The web server _knows_ that it's Googlebot requesting the page.  
Couldn't the web application simply omit the entire comment section?  Or add 
any magic attributes only for bots?  Or if more than one bot had to be 
supported, could they not introduce a new HTTP header?

TX

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