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Re: CGIs to manage backlink information

From: Alejandro Rivero <rivero@sol.unizar.es>
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 1996 17:20:28 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <199612171620.AA04944@sol.unizar.es>
To: snowhare@netimages.com (Benjamin Franz)
Cc: 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. It could be a good reason
> > for browser to implement finally the LINK tag.
> Perhaps. But my experience (I've been recording and analyzing REFERRER for
> about a year and a half now) indicates that even a moderately popular page
> could be swamped with the number of backlinks - it really should have at
> least one level of indirection -> pointing to another URL with the list
> of backlinks. 

Well, that is exactly the point. LINK information goes to the HEAD part,
so HTML text is not swamped anymore. Of course, maintenance is needed
to avoid obsolete links increasing such HEAD. 

						Alejandro, again
Received on Tuesday, 17 December 1996 11:37:04 UTC

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