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RE: Proposed issue: site metadata hook

From: <Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 10:13:33 +0200
Message-ID: <A03E60B17132A84F9B4BB5EEDE57957B5FBB2D@trebe006.europe.nokia.com>
To: <paul@prescod.net>, <www-tag@w3.org>



> -----Original Message-----
> From: ext Paul Prescod [mailto:paul@prescod.net]
> Sent: 19 February, 2003 03:26
> To: www-tag@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Proposed issue: site metadata hook
> 
> 
> 
> Patrick.Stickler@nokia.com wrote:
> > 
> > ....
> > A specific question to help me determine that: If the server owner
> > says "no crawlers at all on this server" and a tenant says "all my
> > own content can be crawled", should the tenant's content be crawled?
> 
> The server owner runs the HTTP server. No data can go in or 
> out of the 
> system without their explicit or implicit agreement.

Fine. Then we agree on that point.

> In 
> particular, they 
> can trivially block the MGET method or metadata header or whatever 
> emerges in their Apache configuration.

Well, the discussion about MGET versus other means of obtaining
resource descriptions is orthogonal to the issue of whether tenants
on a server can override the wishes of the server owner.

Servers could block GET or HEAD or POST just as trivially. So what.

Patrick
Received on Wednesday, 19 February 2003 03:13:37 GMT

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