Last modified: 2010-05-15 15:41:16 UTC
Why don't you make
<a href="...title=...action=edit" class="new">
links also have 'nofollow'?
You perhaps say "ho ho ho, the search engine will see
<meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow" />
upon arrival anyway."
Yeah, but why needlessly cause the fetch of the page then in the first
In fact, any page that will have noindex,nofollow in its header should
have nofollow in links to it. But that is probably too complicate to
ensure everywhere in the current "house of cards" :-) , hence I give
this piecemeal bug report.
P.S., not only action=edit links, but probably also some of
action=history oldid=... printable=... returnto=... target=...
Wait, http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Robots.txt says
The only way to keep a URL out of Google's index is to _let_ Google
crawl the page and see a meta tag specifying robots="noindex".
Although this meta tag is already present on the edit page HTML
template, Google does not spider the edit pages (because they are
forbidden by robots.txt) and therefore does not see the meta tag.
Created attachment 3068 [details]
Adds rel="nofollow" to toolbox <a></a>
This adds rel="nofollow" to all toolbox <a></a>'s except the link to
[[Special:Specialpages]]. Work still needs to be done to add this to the tabs