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Re: Spider Design Flaw!

From: PropheZine Owner <bob(at)not-real.prophezine.com>
Date: Sun Feb 27 2000 - 22:38:51 GMT
Hi:

Thanks.  I'll definitely look into this more this week.

Bob

-----Original Message-----
From: swish-e@sunsite.berkeley.edu
[mailto:swish-e@sunsite.berkeley.edu]On Behalf Of Ron Samuel Klatchko
Sent: Sunday, February 27, 2000 2:08 PM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: [SWISH-E] Re: Spider Design Flaw!




On Sun, 27 Feb 2000, PropheZine Owner wrote:
> I understand about the server command to tell the browser but I was under
> the impression that this may be server specific.  

Yes, but any server that doesn't support such a basic feature is not worth
using.

> So we chose the meta tag
> route for transportability sake.

Your system now relies on a specific feature of a browser.  If someone
views your site with an old browser that doesn't support the META refresh
feature, then they will get 'broken' behaviour.

Now, you might give a similiar argument to the one I gave above that any
browser that doesn't support this feature is not worth using.  But the
fact is, you can't choose what browsers people use to view your site.

In a situation like this, it is best to fix this at the server because it
is the only piece you have control over.

moo
Received on Sun Feb 27 17:43:56 2000