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Re: I, Robot

From: Martijn Koster <mak@surfski.webcrawler.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 1995 19:26:55 -0800
Message-Id: <9512120326.AA01164@webcrawler.com>
To: www-talk@w3.org

Steve <steve@mordred.gatech.edu> wrote:

>I may have missed it in the archives, but I didn't see any topics on which
> sections of a document a robot or spider or other Web traveller might
> examine to determine content information.

"Might": every part. In practice, who knows, they all do different things.

>If there isn't a specific indexing method that is standard for all search
>engines/robots/crawlers, shouldn't there be one?

What, and give up competition? :-) But yes, it'd help to have better ways.

Frank Atkinson <FRANK@han1.hannah.com> replied:

> There is a mailing list at autoshoppers@han1.hannah.com (put subscribe in the
> subject to subscribe) examining some of these issues as they relate to bots
> which will go "shopping" on the web.

Don't know if that has a different focus, but there is the robots mailing list
on robots-request@webcrawler.com

-- Martijn
Email: m.koster@webcrawler.com
WWW: http://info.webcrawler.com/mak/mak.html
Received on Monday, 11 December 1995 22:27:01 UTC

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