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DMOZ Directory feeds many US Search engines

? Equivalent directory for other countries



8:35 pm on Nov 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I have been doing a little searching but I didn't see any answers to this. I remember seeing a directory that was set up just like DMOZ in another country. I don't remember the country but I was wondering if anyone knows what would be the equivalent to DMOZ in other countries? i.e. Mexico, UK, Germany



8:46 pm on Nov 12, 2002 (gmt 0)

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The equivalent for most countries is ..... DMOZ ;)

First of all the US engines you mention have arguably become rather global engines, at least if you judge them by their users.

Also in the US there's more than odp. The influence of Yahoo is still huge.

In Europe at least there are some more directories operating in the different countries. But none can compare to the odp in influence.

So for us Europeans the game is pretty similar to the US folks: getting an odp listing is nearly mandatory.


6:04 am on Nov 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Perhaps you were thinking of [dmoz.ch...]


10:33 am on Nov 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Some links don´t even work (on dmoz.ch), because they forgot they can´t put é and ç in urls:



Nuno Oliveira


1:02 pm on Nov 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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That's funny . . .

Clicking on your link directly pulls up the page fine. However, once I load the page, and then use my back and forward buttons the URL becomes broken . . .


1:22 pm on Nov 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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One for the DMOZ programmers

works because the character has been put in as %e7

works because it does not use the full "francais" with the accent on the C

does not work cos it has used "ç"

For presumably technical reason, my server will not let me actually name files using accents, but I can use accents in web pages and they come out fine on the web

The moral is, I think, if in doubt, do not use accents to name files or folders. I think yu will solve the problem by removing accents from file names

Always happy to help :)


1:30 pm on Nov 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Confusing myself now

1. For some odd reason as you say
works on a once off basis, but the second timeone tries it from back button it 404s

2.The workable version does not use accents
and you can coast through the site using those

One for DMOZ technical staff


10:09 pm on Dec 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Funny... the first time I tried to click on the link from the French version, it didn´t worked. Now it´s working. Perhaps they read the post and corrected it, eheh.

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