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Re: Will malformed comment tags affect indexing of text?
From Inachu on 16 April '01
replying to Will malformed comment tags affect indexing of text? posted by Nicholas

Yes I agree errors will stop a page being fully indexed and it
just throws the spiders off and everyone should run some type of html
code sweeper or read every line of code by hand.

Google is easy to forgive when it comes to spamming but not when it comes to
syntax errors.


>I recently found that neither nor are
>indexing one of my web pages very well -- specifically, they are
>not indexing a single word out of a 2 x 2 cell table which sits
>half way down the page. *All* the words above and below that table
>are being indexed just fine.
>Poking around the HTML, I found this bit of carelessness in a
>couple of comment tags:
><!--begin main table>
><!--end main table>
>, where proper comment tags would be:
><!--begin main table-->
><!--end main table-->
>Would that error have caused the spiders to ignore the text within
>the table?

  • Thanks - Nicholas - 16/04/01

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