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From "Gav...." <brightoncomput...@brightontown.com.au>
Subject RE: generating static pages that are not linked to
Date Thu, 14 Jun 2007 13:26:47 GMT


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ferdinand Soethe [mailto:ferdinand@apache.org]
> Sent: Thursday, 14 June 2007 9:03 PM
> To: user@forrest.apache.org
> Subject: Re: generating static pages that are not linked to
> 
> 
> Ross Gardler wrote:
> 
> > Retrieve http://www.bildungsverein.de/linkmap.html and you will see
> > another link to the "hidden" page. This page appears in all Forrest
> > generated sites, it is what Forrest uses to as a list of pages that
> > need to be generated according to site.xml.
> 
> That's what I meant by having an additional sitemap (in the web master
> sense of the word).
> 
> But this page is not normally linked to from anywhere, is it? So unless
> you explicitly build a link to it, a visitor or search engine would
> never "find" it, unless they understood Forrest.
> 
> Btw: Is this page really needed in the _final site_? In other words
> could we not eleminate or at least generate it conditionally?
> 
> Or, as a very simple solution, not sync it?
> 
> Thorsten wrote:
> 
> > The above is as ant target but you can call it like:
> > forrest site -Dproject.start-uri=/private/index.html
> 
> That sounds nice and easy. But I assume that it would also stop all
> hiden pages from being generated once again, right?

I guess are many solutions may or may not fit the job, webmasters should
therefore probably use a robots.txt to ensure exclusion -- most of the
major search engines will adhere to the rules contained within.

Gav...


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