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

From: Sandy Smith <ssmith@forumone.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Jan 2005 18:27:46 +0000
Message-Id: <F0F8FA6C-6C8A-11D9-A044-000393D76CBC@forumone.com>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
To: Trejkaz <trejkaz@trypticon.org>




Many Web applications render content to static HTML files for 
efficiency and server load. Thus, they cannot re-create a page for a 
given user agent. For the same reason, dynamic transformation of those 
static files is not a reasonable expectation.

On Jan 22, 2005, at 10:18 AM, Trejkaz wrote:

> 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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