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Directory patterns in query strings

Will robots.txt block them?

11:23 am on Feb 27, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Let's say my robots.txt file includes a disallow for

And my site has a query string like www.example.com/?from=/example2/footer.html.

I'm paranoid about that. Does anyone have any hands on experience here? Will the robots.txt block that page?

8:13 pm on Feb 29, 2004 (gmt 0)


WebmasterWorld Administrator jatar_k is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

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It would come to how a spider interprets it. I personally wouldn't think that url would be blocked by that rule.

Hard to give a 100% answer though.


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