[thelist] User Agent question

Maximillian Schwanekamp anaxamaxan at neptunewebworks.com
Sat Feb 28 10:38:56 CST 2004

Thanks Joshua.  I did search the archive before asking the question, and did
not think to use IP addresses for the spiders.  In the end, I've decided to
just treat all UAs equally, extra processing and bandwidth be damned.  :\

Maximillian Von Schwanekamp
Websites for Profitable Microbusiness
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-----Original Message-----
From: Joshua Olson [mailto:joshua at waetech.com]
Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2004 5:43 AM
To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: RE: [thelist] User Agent question

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Maximillian Schwanekamp
> Sent: Friday, February 27, 2004 7:51 PM
> Got a user agent question - I'm setting up a 404 script for my client to
> redirect traffic according to the url they entered.  For optimization's
> sake, I would like to skip all processing if the user agent is a
> spider.  Is there an easy way to differentiate between a spider and a
> browser (at least for non-spoofed user agents!)??

Short answer... no.  But, this may help:


Joshua Olson
Web Application Engineer
WAE Tech Inc.

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