mcavic - 1:22 pm on Aug 16, 2006 (gmt 0)
does anyone know if Yahoo and MSN also follow this very literal interpretation of the specification
They would have to. It's the only interpretation that works logically, isn't it? If a bot were to follow its own section AND the * section, then there would be no way allow that bot more access than all the other bots (since Allow: is non-standard).