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Using anchors and potential for duplicate content

Anchors as internal links and potential for duplicate content issues



3:16 pm on Nov 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Is there a general conscience around using anchors to link to content within a single page? I would assume the simple solution is to make sure to block any URL with a # in it via the robots.txt?

Thus if the anchor looks like:

<a name="chapter4"></a>

and the following will resolve:

<a href="http://www.domain.com#chapter4">Chapter 4</a>

The line in the robots.txt should look like this?

Disallow: /*#*


4:43 pm on Nov 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

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The Fragment Identifier is a client side function. The bot will stop at the # symbol.

Fragment Identifiers - Axioms of Web Architecture


12:45 pm on Nov 7, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Thanks PageOneResults... that answers my question 100%

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