[Mailman-Developers] Re: GET vs POST (was Re: subscription confirmations)

Jay R. Ashworth jra@baylink.com
Thu, 19 Jul 2001 00:56:38 -0400

On Wed, Jul 18, 2001 at 09:51:48PM -0700, J C Lawrence wrote:
> > A URL with a "?" character in it is known to be dynamic -- that
> > is, it's *expected* not to return the same content, depending on
> > what parameter it's given; this is why search engines customarily
> > ignore them... and it what I meant by "magic", in the context in
> > which I was using it.
> This presumed fact would seem a myth.  Kanga.Nu has circa 150K web
> pages of which between one third and one half have URL variables
> ('?' in the URL). __ALL__ of those pages are regularly (evey month)
> and repeatedly indexed by Google, Inktomi etc.  Actually at this
> point I'm not aware of any english language search engine which
> doesn't index Kanga.Nu (encluding those pages), and I know its also
> indexed by several foreign language search engines as well.

The last time I looked, that assertion was still being made; I *think*
even on Google's own FAQ, though I could be wrong.  I'll try to find
some cites.

-- jra
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