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From tsmori <>
Subject Weird crawl issue. Nutch picking up drop-down menu options.
Date Thu, 15 Apr 2010 17:09:01 GMT

I have an old page on my site that Nutch is fetching. The results in the
Nutch web app look like this:

Site Map 
... INSECT SYSTEMATIC RESOURCES Home : Site Map   search Resources by
Scientific Name ... Common Name Select
Site Map Also see the Taxonomic ...

The big block of text there are the option values in a drop down menu.
What's weird is that this page has 2 drop down menus, but Nutch only grabs
one of them and does this kind of thing. It's an ancient page and
unfortunately each option value is actually a URL, which I'm guessing is why
Nutch is indexing the values, but it's odd that it only does it for one menu
and not the other. 

Another problem is that in the web app, this wall of text doesn't wrap so it
completely messes up any formatting to our custom search application. 

Lastly, this page is the first hit in the list of results for a search on
the term "map" entirely due to the page being called "sitemap". I could
probably fix this easy by just calling it something else, but I would like
to know the best way to handle something like this in Nutch.

First, how do I get nutch to stop pulling all the menu option values into
the results list. Second, how do I reduce the relevancy of this page without
changing the page itself?
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