Indeed, your assertion that cloaking = intent to decieve a search engine, but bait and switch is ok, is really confusing me
I never said it was OK. Just that it wasn't cloaking. I'm trying to keep rights and wrongs out of this. Just trying to define a word so that we all mean the same thing when we say it. :)
Why else would you be posting in a cloaking forum talking about cloaking if the word wasn't clear?
Because it isn't! When, say, Inktomi answers the question "Is cloaking permitted?" with the one word "No", do they mean that XML feeds aren't permitted, Geo-IP isn't permitted, etc etc etc. This was the kind of contradiction that Jill was getting questions about.