Re: The future of meta-indices/libraries?

Peter Lister, Cranfield Computer Centre (
Wed, 16 Mar 1994 12:56:30 --100

> I like this approach myself because this way web robots can be
> polite and only gather what the local webmaster wants made available,
> without having to traverse trees, pull out titles, search for who knows
> what. And using this method, local admins can configure their
> template-creating programs to grab only what they feel is important.

And it also means that local admins can say "The hierarchy under this URL
actually drives a script". Which brings me to consider how such indexing
mechanisms consider e.g. search engines? I think it's useful to ensure that
Archie knows that this entity is in fact searchable or does things and
displays the results, not just a file archive?

Peter Lister Email:
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