[uf-discuss] Yahoo introduces no-search microformat like function

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Tue May 8 12:39:39 PDT 2007

On May 4, 2007, at 6:46 PM, Ben Ward wrote:

> On 4 May 2007, at 22:19, Ted Drake wrote:
>> What’s the traction for something like this and “no-follow” to get
>> integrated into the microformat platform?
> Well, robots-nocontent is not part of the the robots-exclusion  
> draft, which in itself has not been updated for over 18 months.
> I contacted Priyank yesterday and he confirmed that Search have not  
> implemented any of the robots-exclusion draft itself, nor have they  
> implemented an opposite ‘robots-content’ class.
> I will email him again to see if we can get a concise specification  
> of the indexing behaviour for robots-nocontent page sections so  
> that it can at least be documented. If Peter Janes is still active  
> here or if anyone else has an interest in picking up the robots- 
> exclusion spec then it will be up to them and their work within the  
> process to determine if the implementation can be documented as  
> part of it.
> It seems like as good a time to ask; does anyone in the community  
> still have an active interest in Robots-Exclusion? Are there any  
> implementations?
> (Since I know disclosure is appreciated: If it's not already clear  
> from the communications documented in this message, I recently  
> started working for Yahoo! Europe. With relevance to this issue  
> though, I am not in any way involved in Yahoo! Search. In a more  
> general sense, at this time, none of my contributions to this list  
> are representative of Yahoo! and so on and so forth yada yada)

AFAIK, there has been 0 interest in robots-exclusion since before we  
even launched mf.org. However, if yahoo search is interested in  
implementing this, I'd encourage anyone with influence there to point  
them at our wiki and encourage them to go through the process.


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