A processing instruction for robots

Toby Speight Toby.Speight at streapadair.freeserve.co.uk
Fri Dec 3 12:09:09 GMT 1999

Walter> Walter Underwood <URL:mailto:wunder at infoseek.com>

0> In article < at corp.infoseek.com>,
0> Walter wrote:

Walter> HTML has a robots meta tag.  XML has no standard way to
Walter> declare the same information.  Here is a proposal, with an
Walter> implementation:
Walter>   <URL:http://homepages.go.com/%7Ewunder0/robots-pi.html>
Walter> Comments are welcome.

It may be an idea to provide a NOTATION identifier for the processing
instruction, rather than binding it to the specific word "robots".  It
depends on the trade-off you want to make between implementor convenience
and author generality.  If you've thought about it and decided against,
it's probably worth a comment in your proposal explaining your rationale.


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