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Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2012 20:36:15 +0000
From: Denis McMahon <>
Subject: Re: Google's robots.txt handling

On 10/12/12 19:25, Hurgel Bumpf wrote:

> I tried to contact google, but as they didn't answer my email, I do forward this to FD.

> This shouldn't be a discussion about bad practice but the google feature itself. 

I seem to recall that the robots.txt exclusion standard was fairly
common before I ever heard of google, I'm thinking of the mid to late
1990s when alta vista (which at the time was I think a technology
demonstrator for VAX Alpha RISC hardware?) was the goto of search engines.


Denis McMahon

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