[pmwiki-users] password protected groups will be spidered?
Patrick R. Michaud
pmichaud at pobox.com
Mon Mar 14 09:42:07 CST 2005
[Still catching up on old posts. --Pm]
On Mon, Feb 21, 2005 at 10:58:53AM +0100, Stephan Schildberg wrote:
> could we add this sentence explicit to the documentation for "passwords"?
> >If the pages are read protected, then they won't be spidered by
> >search machines (because the search machines can't supply the
> >appropriate password to PmWiki, so PmWiki never sends them).
I'm not sure this belongs in the passwords page. There's a temptation
to want to document every possible effect of passwords in the passwords
page, but passwords affect *everything* (such is the nature of security),
and the password documentation is already complex and long without adding
more burden to it.
I think that it's probably better to have a separate cookbook page
that describes how web spiders and search engines interact with PmWiki,
and place the suggested sentence there.
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