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Cloaking Dynamic Images
Should I?
maccas




msg:677083
 2:01 pm on Feb 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hi, I really want to cloak dynamic images by useragent. I have a possible 35,000 images that can be called. Currently I am caching the image if that particular image has been called at least 5 times as I don't want 35,000 images in my cache directory. I was thinking of serving up a blank image of the same dimensions if the useragent is of a well know spider to both save system resources and stopping that image from being cached. Should I? Or is it not worth the risk of being banned?

 

volatilegx




msg:677084
 2:48 pm on Feb 3, 2006 (gmt 0)

You won't be banned for cloaking images. Most search engines don't request images.

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