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

From: Sandy Smith <ssmith@forumone.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2005 03:22:18 -0500
Message-Id: <E56AEC22-6D17-11D9-BEA8-000393D76CBC@forumone.com>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
To: Trejkaz <trejkaz@trypticon.org>

Actually, no, there are applications far less static than weblogs, 
particularly the vast majority of weblogs, which are not frequently 
updated or commented upon. Hence many are in fact implemented as I 
describe. Many more use various caching schemes, even non-weblog Web 
applications. So your suggestion that they serve a different page to 
Google would not be feasible or as easy to implement as you seem to 
suggest.

Google's suggested implementation, whatever its semantic merits or lack 
thereof, is easy to implement at processing time, i.e., when a comment 
is submitted to a weblog.

On Jan 22, 2005, at 7:39 PM, Trejkaz wrote:

> On Sunday 23 January 2005 05:27, Sandy Smith wrote:
>> 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.
>
> Weblogs and comment listings are about the least static type of 
> content in the
> universe, though, and Google didn't appear to be marketing this 
> solution to
> anyone but.
>
> TX
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