[pmwiki-users] cookbook fatal error on pmwiki.org
Patrick R. Michaud
pmichaud at pobox.com
Tue Mar 28 13:44:12 CST 2006
On Tue, Mar 28, 2006 at 02:34:05PM -0500, David Spitzley wrote:
> > >>> "Patrick R. Michaud" <pmichaud at pobox.com> 03/28/06 11:15 AM >>>
> > 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.
> That's good to know, but how far back in pmwiki versions did that
> behavior first get added?
The <meta name='robots' content='noindex,nofollow' /> has been added
to all non-browse pages since at least version pmwiki-0.6.0
The 403 Forbidden errors have existed since 2.1.beta8.
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