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

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

Thanks for the feedback!



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>Inachu
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>>I recently found that neither google.com nor alltheweb.com 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.
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>>Poking around the HTML, I found this bit of carelessness in a
>>couple of comment tags:
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>><!--begin main table>
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>>and
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>><!--end main table>
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>>, where proper comment tags would be:
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>><!--begin main table-->
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>>and
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>><!--end main table-->
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>>Would that error have caused the spiders to ignore the text within
>>the table?




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