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Wildcard use in robots.txt
Need to disallow spidering of graphics files
Probably




msg:1528488
 9:57 pm on Jan 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

I want to disallow the spidering/caching of graphics formats such as *.gif, *.jpg etc., and wonder how to go about it. I tried entering "/*.gif" rules, but the robots.txt validator warns that this is non-standard, and one can only expect Google to get it. So what is the clever way?

 

mbauser2




msg:1528489
 4:58 am on Jan 26, 2004 (gmt 0)

There is no clever way.

The functional way is to put all your graphics in a graphics-only directory, then prohibit robot access to that directory.

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