Msg#: 17469 posted 11:17 pm on Oct 7, 2003 (gmt 0)
As a wild guess, I'd start out by suspecting you have semi-relative links in your site (that is, rather than href="http://mysite.com/widgets/foo.htm" or href="widgets/foo.htm" you have href="/widgets/foo.htm".
And did you just move some sites up or down a level (that is, from "/" to "/widgets" or from "/widgets/shopping" to "/widgets") or perhaps just around? Or perhaps the next theory is by itself enough to account for it.
And/or you're using FrontPage or .NET or some M$ tool -- my experience is M$ tools are all VERY bad about portability of categories within projects, and of course while nobody else on earth could aspire to duplicate ALL of M$'s program bugs, many other programmers are capable of recreating specific ones; so it could even be a tool from some other source -- and perhaps the root of your website on your machine is something like c:\widgets\ .
Msg#: 17469 posted 11:41 pm on Oct 7, 2003 (gmt 0)
No, to all of the above. I haven't changed file structure at all. My pages are all hosted on apache. No M$ here.
I just don't get this redirect thing. It had been grabbing pages for days, then sometime yesterday morning it took my robots.txt (for the umteenth time) and now it's acting bizarre. No other spiders seem affected, Slurp has been busy all day, without problems.