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8:50 am on Nov 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hi

I have just come across a site with .cfm coding and not .html coding.

What is .cfm and how does it work. Is it used for dynamic sites.

Can someone please explain. And does it work on Google.

Many thanks.

8:54 am on Nov 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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.cfm files are generated by Macromedia's ColdFusion (see http://www.macromedia.com/software/coldfusion/?promoid=home_prod_cf_082403 [macromedia.com]).

AFAIK it is not more a problem for Google as any other dynamically generated page (ie with ASP, PHP,...).

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>.cfm

Cold fusion scripting, for server side scripting. Similar to .asp, .php etc.

<added>
..too late ... again
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[edited by: Smiley at 8:57 am (utc) on Nov. 11, 2003]

8:56 am on Nov 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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That would be a document created by ColdFusion. It's Macromedia's server-side scripting. Please see [google.com ] for a quick explanation.

AFAIK, ColdFusion documents get spidered and should be in terms of Google not be treated differently than PHP or ASP documents.

Hope it helps,

Matthias

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>> AFAIK, ColdFusion documents get spidered

Yes they do. But they are subject to the same issues as any script built page in that if the CFM files pass variables on the URL then it becomes increasingly unlikely that the search engines will attempt to read and/or follow the links.

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As a side note: ColdFusion is not Macromedia's baby. It's Allaire stuff. Then of course, Macromedia happened to buy Allaire, but it's still the Allaire team working on ColdFusion, HomeSite, etc.