Last modified: 2012-04-14 12:51:12 UTC
Shouldn't Lucene-search also respect the __NOINDEX__ tag? If not, there should exist another magic word to stop certain pages from being indexed and searchable. Alternatively a "robots.txt" file (maybe a better solution to be able to restrict this exclusion-feature to admins only) in the MediaWiki-namespace should be consulted.
__NOINDEX__ is primarily to stop google et al. from finding it. If this was to be implemented, I would say it should have a different magic word (or at the very least a config option).
Changing component to search, because if this was to be implemented, it should prevent indexing on any of mediawiki's internal search backends, not just lucene. (not 100% sure compoenent change is right. please revert if not)
What is a rationale for a change like this? Why should we have content that cannot be found in any way except from direct link?
Well, one use-case would be in situations like this:
where we have a large collection of pages with potential searchwords and we don't want to create a new ns...
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 22251 ***
I wouldn't want a new magic word. May a config option, if __NOINDEX__ should also apply to internal search would do.