On Wed, Jan 10, 2007 at 05:09:18AM -0800, James wrote:
> Good morning!
> I have a question. Is it possible to tweak the Swish-e spider so that it
> will follow image-based links, even if the image does not have an alt tag?
> I realize that having the alt tags are the standard, so don't misunderstand
> me. However, we all know that a lot of web-masters (professional and
> novice) don't use alt tags, even for image-based links and the Swish-e
> spider doesn't seem to follow those image-based links without the alt tags.
Are you sure about that? Did you test before posting?
> (On a side note, do you have any idea why the Swish-e spider may follow a
> link to a pdf and index it and then at other times not? I am talking about
> regular HTML based links to pdfs that have no protection on them. And, yes,
> I do have the xpdf package installed.)
You want some guesses? Eh, how about the pdf is an image? Or you are
using a windows server and pdf is set to be text/html? Or the pdf
contains no text? The pdf is a version not supported by xpdf? Or you
have a failing disk drive? User configuration error?
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Received on Wed Jan 10 06:07:07 2007