Subject: Re: Help me convince skeptics! Lisp success stories wanted...
From: (Rob Warnock)
Date: 2 Mar 2001 11:28:31 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <97o04v$7r30e$>
Will Deakin  <> wrote:
| Tim Bradshaw wrote:
| > I'nm almost sure they do not -- files are generated and then served as
| > static pages.  He makes a big point somewhere that static pages, or
| > things that look like static pages, are a win as indexing systems
| > like them.
| Is point five big enough? on,

Philip Greenspun shows one antidote to this in his book "Philip and
Alex's Guide to Web Publishing", "Chapter 7: Publicizing Your Site
(Without Irritating Everyone on the Net)" <URL:
books/panda/publicizing>, in the section named "Hiding Your Content
from Search Engines (By Mistake)". Since the search engines won't
index URLs like "",
he chose to:

	Write another AOLServer TCL program that presents all
	the messages from URLs that look like static files, e.g.,
	"/fetch-msg-000037.html" and point the search engines to a
	huge page of links like that. The text of the Q&A forum postings
	will get indexed out of these pseudo-static files and yet I can
	retain the user pages with their *.tcl URLs.


Rob Warnock, 31-2-510
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