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Re: rel="nofollow" attribute

From: Asbjørn Ulsberg <asbjorn@tigerstaden.no>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 05:16:27 +0100
To: Nicholas Chase <nchase@earthlink.net>
Cc: www-html@w3.org
Message-id: <opsk295ppwlo81gp@quark>

On Fri, 21 Jan 2005 15:34:03 +0000, Nicholas Chase <nchase@earthlink.net>  

> Everybody's focusing on the semantics of "nofollow" as a word, but if  
> you really want to get into it, it IS accurate.

Not at all.

> This is a link whose relationship with the current content is that it not
> related enough that it should be followed.  Period.

Then why do you even need a 'rel' value? Can't you just write out the URI  
of the author in plain text, that is, in no elements or tags at all? Or  
even better; why write out the URI in the first place?

Afaik, Google does not follow links that aren't there. That should solve  
the problem quite nicely.

Asbjørn Ulsberg     -=|=-    http://virtuelvis.com/quark/
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