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Opened 16 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#5177 new enhancement

norobots option for: raw source code, rss, old source code

Reported by: ThurnerRupert Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: next-major-releases
Component: version control/browser Version: 0.10.3
Severity: normal Keywords: robots noindex
Cc: osimons Branch:
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it would be beneficial if there would be an option to prevent search engines from spidering:

  • rss
  • raw contents if the contents is displayed beautifully rendered in trac
  • old versions out of svn

via e.g. norobots or similar.

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comment:1 by ThurnerRupert, 16 years ago

better: all "download in other format" links, not just rss.

comment:2 by PuetzKevinA@…, 16 years ago

I think this is addressed by [4828]

comment:3 by sid, 16 years ago

According to this page, rel="nofollow" does not mean the same thing as the nofollow that you would put in a typical robots.txt file.

It does not mean "do not follow this link"; rather, it means "do not add weight from this link".

comment:4 by osimons, 14 years ago

Cc: osimons added

On the subject of robots, I followed a bot grabbing one of my projects today, and it kept hitting 'Previous period' in timeline back to 1970 until it got an error due to invalid date. The problem with this link, and many of the old version links is that they only show in query string - like ?version=22 - and it is impossible to keep them from bots using just HTML directives and `robots.txt.

Good ideas are needed to make progress on this ticket.

comment:5 by Christian Boos, 13 years ago

Keywords: robots added
Milestone: next-minor-0.12.xunscheduled

If someone thinks he has a good idea on this topic, PatchWelcomed, but keep in mind #6124.

comment:6 by Christian Boos, 12 years ago

Component: generalversion control/browser
Keywords: noindex added
Milestone: unscheduled0.13
Owner: changed from Jonas Borgström to Christian Boos

We should at least do the same as for older wiki pages (#478), i.e. don't allow indexing source pages obtained via an explicit ?rev.

comment:7 by Christian Boos, 12 years ago

Milestone: 0.13next-major-0.1X

comment:8 by Peter Suter, 9 years ago

#11251 was closed as a duplicate. It suggested not generating the all links if the user agent is a robot.

See also #9029, which forbids robots to index Wiki history pages and edited pages.

Also comment:11:ticket:4022 suggests it may not (anymore?) be impossible to disallow certain query parameters in robots.txt.

Last edited 9 years ago by Peter Suter (previous) (diff)

comment:9 by Ryan J Ollos, 8 years ago

Owner: Christian Boos removed

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