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Re: CGIs to manage backlink information

From: Ka-Ping Yee <kryee@wheat.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 1996 22:57:07 -0500
Message-Id: <9612170357.AA15293@wheat>
To: rivero@sol.unizar.es, www-talk@w3.org
> After my experience with the script to capture REFERRER information
> (WWW pages pointing to pages on my server), I took a bit more
> of time to be able both to capture and serve such "backlinks" 
> within each html page.

Hi there.  I've had such a system operating on my web-sites
for a year or two now.  My system both collects the Referer:
fields and confirms all the links, actually downloading each
page to see if it really contains the link.  (Many browsers
seem to emit spurious Referer: fields -- for example, to the
last document shown even when the user is typing in a new URL
entirely.)  It checks for mirrored pages and maintains a notion
of the reliability level of each backlink.

The results are always interesting.  You can try visiting my
pages at http://www.lfw.org/.  The word "backlinks" at the
bottom of each page is linked to the list of backlinks.  (I
grew tired of dealing with two auxiliary files, so now it's 
just a single file containing both the access stats and the

http://www.lfw.org/math/ brings math to the Web as easy as <se>?pi?</se>
Received on Monday, 16 December 1996 22:57:18 UTC

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