[pmwiki-users] cookbook fatal error on pmwiki.org

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Tue Mar 28 10:15:33 CST 2006

On Mon, Mar 27, 2006 at 10:35:44AM -0500, David Spitzley wrote:
>  Of late I've been hand modifying the files of spammed pages 
> to get rid of the spam from the history.  If we could actually 
> drop the stuff from the history entirely as an administrative 
> function we could solve both the length problem and purge spammed 
> content from page histories so that it isn't captured by search engines.  

Search engines shouldn't be capturing the page history content
anwyay.  PmWiki's defaults:

1.  Most common robots (Google, MSN, Yahoo!, etc.) that attempt to
    access ?action=diff receive 403 Forbidden responses, not the
    page history.

2.  Even if a robot gets past the 403 Forbidden response, the output
    contains a <meta name='robots' content='nofollow,noindex' />
    tag telling the robot not to index the page.


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