Suggestion: robots.txt: only in stable

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Suggestion: robots.txt: only in stable

Postby wxJasper » Tue May 25, 2010 9:36 pm

This is more of a site-in-general remark than a forum remark, but this did appear to be the best place to post such a comment.

This is a suggestion for the online wxWidgets documentation. It has often happened to me just a bit too often that I ended up on an old version of the documentation through google. So my suggestion would be a robots.txt file on docs.wxwidgets.org that disallows search engines from crawling anything but the stable documentation!
One can still visit the older documentation, but no longer will you end up there unsuspectingly from Google...
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Postby Auria » Tue May 25, 2010 10:49 pm

Hi,

I think it's a good idea, but it will probably receive more attention from the right people on the mailing list (the vast majority of people here are wx users, not admins)
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Postby tierra » Wed May 26, 2010 3:53 am

You're in luck, I would be in charge of this, and this is a good suggestion. I'll get around to doing so soon here.

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Postby tierra » Thu May 27, 2010 9:05 pm

Alright, I've blocked all but 2.8.11 and SVN trunk (2.9) in robots.txt.

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Postby Auria » Thu May 27, 2010 11:36 pm

tierra wrote:Alright, I've blocked all but 2.8.11 and SVN trunk (2.9) in robots.txt.

thanks! I must admit it annoyed me too that I would randomly end on 2.6 docs when googling :)
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