Dijkgraaf - 10:57 am on Jun 12, 2005 (gmt 0)
Trying to predict what search engines will do is like trying to predict the weather. Everyone has an opinion, but nobody knows for sure. It would probably vary from search engine to search engine, and all of the search engines techies are keeping their own secrets close to their chests. :-) I just try to minisise the ammount of page not found errors users and bots get, and if they do manage to get one I provide them with suggested links and a search facility so they can try and find what they are looking for.