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# gwt ofrag3 tagged on to end of URL by google?



9:20 pm on Jul 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I just found #_gwt_ofrag3 tagged on to the end of one of my URL's
whilst going through my logs.
It appears to come from (google)
Anyone know what this is?


9:37 pm on Jul 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member jdmorgan is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

It's probably the third page "fragment" of the "translated" page produced by Google Wireless Transcoder. This is a proxy that re-formats your pages to fit on small screens, translates them to XML+XHTML or WML as required, and sometimes breaks them into several smaller pages for viewing on mobile devices.

To see it in action, go to www.google.com using a cell phone or PDA, do a search for your keywords, and then click on one of your longer non-mobile (HTML) pages in the search results. GWT will reformat your page and translate it into the markup language your device uses, and you'll see the requests in your logs with the "Google Wireless Transcoder" user-agent.

If you are not seeing the GWT user-agent in your logs, then perhaps someone has copied the GWT URL from the search results and published it somewhere, and Google is now following that link.



10:17 pm on Jul 22, 2008 (gmt 0)

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It jogged my memory after I posted, and I actualy asked a similar
question here about 18 months ago.
It appears to be comong from when someone uses the table of contents
after landing on a page from google mobile


1:55 pm on Jul 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member g1smd is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

If you're using a standard browser where you can alter the User-Agent, try using this UA instead:

Mozilla/5.0 (SymbianOS/9.2; U; Series60/3.1 NokiaE60/1.0; Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1)

Interesting to see that telephone numbers are automatically detected and hyperlinked so that you can direct-dial the number right there from the website link.


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