[webkit-dev] trac.webkit.org links via Google.com

Eric Seidel eric at webkit.org
Mon Nov 30 23:00:43 PST 2009

On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 1:52 AM, Mark Rowe <mrowe at apple.com> wrote:
> rel=nofollow doesn't do what you think it does<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nofollow#What_nofollow_is_not_for>.
>  It prevents a link from implying influence.  It doesn't prevent the link
> from being followed and the destination content from being indexed.

Good to know.

"git grep" is hard to beat.

I totally agree!  I just often want trac urls for sharing with others, and
assembling them from file paths is annoying sometimes. :)

I looked briefly at google.com/codesearch but it doesn't seem to have found
svn.webkit.org yet.  It claims we should ideally have a "codesearch
sitemap" http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/topic.py?topic=12640but
I don't really know much about sitemaps or if that would even be a

I don't see a sitemap listed in robots.txt (
http://www.sitemaps.org/protocol.php#submit_robots), but maybe there is one
tucked away somewhere, but I'm pretty clueless on the whole "hosting a
website" thing. :)

Thanks again.


> On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 1:41 AM, Mark Rowe <mrowe at apple.com> wrote:
>> On 2009-11-30, at 22:36, Eric Seidel wrote:
>> It's bothered me for a while that I can't just type "trac webkit
>> Document.cpp" into Google and have it give me a trac link to our
>> Document.cpp page.
>> http://trac.webkit.org/browser/trunk/WebCore/dom/Document.cpp
>> I checked http://trac.macosforge.org/robots.txt tonight and low and
>> behold we disallow "browser/" (which is where all these links live).
>>  Curious if this is intentional, and if we should change this setting?
>> Web crawler indexing of Trac is seriously painful for the servers
>> involved.  The entire SVN history of the repository is accessible.  File
>> content.  Changes.  Annotations.  Everything.  That's not cheap to compute
>> and serve up.
>> - Mark
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