doc_z - 10:29 am on Sep 17, 2003 (gmt 0) This is definitively incorrect. This is in disagreement with theory as well as (Google's) practice.
As far as I can see, if you have a homepage of pr5 and 1 link out to an internal page, that page will probably be pr4. If you have 100 links out, the 100 internal pages will also be pr4. If you have pages which are 2 links from the homepage, they will be pr3 and I agree, you have made those pages less important. But if you have 1 link from your home page to another site it will not effect the pr being carried across to your internal pages. You can have 50 links to external sites which will have the pr divided between them, but your internal links still seem to carry equal pr (not divided) to your internal pages and are not effected by numbers of links out.
This is definitively incorrect. This is in disagreement with theory as well as (Google's) practice.