[thelist] SSI and search engines

Sharon F. Malone sfmalo at 24caratdesign.com
Mon Jan 28 07:58:01 CST 2002

Thanks, Benji. That definitely clears things up for me. (<8


> > So, this source is saying that, for example, <!--#include
> > file="footer.inc" --> would not be spidered because of the
> > Comment tags. This is the opposite of information I've seen for
> > months on this list (and others) re SSI's (or for that matter
> > include files used in FrontPage).
> A Server Side Include is processed *before* being sent out to the client.
> <!--#include file="footer.inc" --> is only seen in the source code. When it
> reaches the browser (or spider) it has been replaced with the contents of
> footer.inc. Therefore, the <!-- and --> (ie. the commented bit) is not seen
> and the include is not commented out.
> Benji.
> inchima.com
Sharon F. Malone
"web design and Internet writing services"
sfmalo at 24caratdesign.com

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