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Re: rel="nofollow" attribute

From: fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net>
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2005 16:13:02 -0500
Message-ID: <41F1705E.4070505@inkedblade.net>
To: www-html@w3.org

Nicholas Chase wrote:
> Everybody's focusing on the semantics of "nofollow" as a word, but if 
> you really want to get into it, it IS accurate.  This is a link whose 
> relationship with the current content is that it not related enough that 
> it should be followed.  Period.

How do you know that? Most non-spam comments include relevant links,
you cannot declare all comment links to be irrelevant.

The point isn't to label all spam links, it's to label all untrusted
links. If software was intelligent enough to determine whether the link
was spam or not, why, it could just delete the stupid entry!

Received on Friday, 21 January 2005 21:13:15 UTC

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