---- Forbid Google to offer the "View as HTML" link for pdf
jomaxx - 7:56 pm on Jul 25, 2007 (gmt 0)
...it has to be read in the right order to make sense.
You're on the right track, but you need to loosen up your thinking a bit more. The above statement is just not true. Not for any work of nonfiction, anyway. Maybe it's true for a suspense novel where you don't want the reader picking up the story just as the name of the murderer is revealed.
All you need is a clear navigational structure so that a user can arrive at any page and have an intuitive sense of what's going on and where they are. And if there are certain HTML pages you don't want indexed, just use a NOINDEX meta tag. Cloaking is not required.