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Re: Data blocks, not marked up content

From: Thomas Steiner <tomac@google.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2011 11:29:23 +0200
Message-ID: <CALgRrLnx8wx4wifE0hJhcn+cVyYU9r5pqq9YZCP20dzkAYWyrg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Lin Clark <lin.w.clark@gmail.com>
Cc: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, Jeni Tennison <jeni@jenitennison.com>, Gavin Carothers <gavin@topquadrant.com>, public-html-data-tf <public-html-data-tf@w3.org>
> I don't think we want to advocate using display:none with real content.
> There are concerns (valid or not) from a lot of Web developers that if you
> include a lot of content on your page that has "display:none", that the
> search engines will penalize you.
I can backup this claim (with my employer's hat _off_). We should
_not_ encourage people to use display:none for that purpose.


Thomas Steiner, Research Scientist, Google Inc.
http://blog.tomayac.com, http://twitter.com/tomayac
Received on Friday, 7 October 2011 09:30:09 UTC

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