[thelist] robots and the whitehouse.gov site

Wil Cone wil at inaridesign.com
Tue Feb 3 01:24:39 CST 2004

According to some, it's the WH's attempt to block Google caching, so
text changes aren't easy to discover...


- Wil

> -----Original Message-----
> From: thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org 
> [mailto:thelist-bounces at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Brian Cummiskey
> Sent: Monday, February 02, 2004 1:02 AM
> To: thelist
> Subject: [thelist] robots and the whitehouse.gov site
> Stumbling on google for some robot info, I came to the whitehouse.gov 
> robot file [1].
> They disallow a LOT of directories.  I don't know how large the site 
> really is, but it's a ton of 1st level directories.
> My question is, why would anyone ever want to disallow their content 
> from being indexed?  I can understand the want to disallow 
> yourdomain.com/personalstuff or something like that, but why 
> pretty much 
> all your content?
> thoughts?
> [1] - http://www.whitehouse.gov/robots.txt

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