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Bug 8407 - Disallow indexing of "printable versions"
Disallow indexing of "printable versions"
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: easy
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-12-28 06:42 UTC by Invalid Account
Modified: 2007-01-14 21:28 UTC (History)
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Description Invalid Account 2006-12-28 06:42:27 UTC
In printable versions of articles, they lack the noindex meta tags and sometimes google, which will only 
index one version of a page, will index the &printable=yes instead of the regular. Note that Wikipedia's 
solution of telling robots.txt to index anything at all with "index.php" in them is not feasable for 
most wikis. There are settings in the includes folder for different meta tags in different aspects of 
viewing (like viewing history, previous versions, special pages, etc. that sometimes vary) so there 
needs one for printable versions, which should default to have a meta noindex tag -- I am not sure where 
in the many files this would be to modify it myself as a text search on all files for "printable" 
doesn't turn up the right one.

Right now I've done a sort of fix by removing a line from Monobook.php so the printable versions 
redirect to the standard.
Comment 1 Rob Church 2007-01-14 21:28:32 UTC
Fixed in r19260.

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