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Re: Suggestion: 'rel="unrelated"

From: Trejkaz <trejkaz@trypticon.org>
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 12:37:36 +1100
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@iinet.net.au>, www-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <200501231237.40235.trejkaz@trypticon.org>
On Sunday 23 January 2005 12:11, you wrote:
> Trejkaz wrote:
> > 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?
>
> You, like Google, seem to be forgetting that a lot of legitimate and
> valuable discussion takes place within blog comments.  Marking comments
> off in a way that tells a search engine to ignore the content or
> omitting them entirely is essentially denying their existence.  That is
> harmful because searches would then fail to return those kind of
> results, even though their content may be highly relevent.

RTFA.  It does not involve ignoring the contents of the comment.

TX

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