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Misinformation
From Bill on 2 April '99
replying to Re: NEW INFORMATION ABOUT SUBMISSION TO NETSCAPE posted by P.J.

>>I just found out that INFOSEEK.COM web-bots
>>do not like comment tags.

Not the kind that taste like spam.

>>I talk with tech person at infoseek and they said that
>>you have comment tags <CODE><!-- comment --> </CODE>
>>It is read to the web-bot that it is the end of the document
>>and it will not read or index any further.

Not true. If you include JavaScript or CSS in comments the tags will
be skipped by the search engine, not the entire document. The same
thing holds true for your trusty browser. If you couldn't include
comments in a page, any page with CSS, JavaScript, CGI or SSI would
be worthless. That doesn't sound like the Web I know.

<!-- Hide this code from older browsers -->

Comment tags are a valid function of HTML and if the Inktomi system
did not allow comments, their search engines wouldn't be worth much.

>>My website is under heavy construction at tripod so check it out!

Uh, maybe next year when it is finished. Okay?

>I'd double check your info about Infoseek. I've read from others
>that URL submissions to Infoseek via the web based feature are
>posted within 24 hours and that e-mail submissions take longer.
>Can anyone else verify?

Recently I've found that it is much simpler to submit the URL's by
email. If someone's actually made it through the Web form and been
submitted within 48 hours, I'd love to find out how you did it.




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