TheMadScientist - 6:13 pm on May 18, 2011 (gmt 0)
A commonsense standard for noarchive is definitely in order.
IMO A common sense standard for search engines and their 'desired markup' is in order.
Why on earth do they all need to create their own new ways to have us markup our pages for them to take them apart and use them? Ridiculous ... They all want to use our content to make money and they can't even get together and agree on some simple markup we can all use that 'works' for all of them.
With Yahoo! you can (or could) say 'do not count this section' (or something to that effect), with Bing you can say nopreview, with Blekko noarchive means noindex ... Is it really that tough for them to just sit down and agree to some standards for us to follow so everything will 'mean' the same thing to all of them?
Personally, I think it would make things easier and better for all of us ... Them included.