Creation/Modification times and Revision Numbers

Bryan Heidorn heidorn at ALEXIA.LIS.UIUC.EDU
Wed Aug 16 09:39:12 CEST 2000

At 10:18 AM 8/16/00 +1000, Cornelia Büchen-Osmond wrote:
>Just a comment:
>I was recently told by an expert in this field that documents build on the
>fly are usually not indexed by WWW search engines and one had to have a
>stable document in place as well to be seen out there.
That is correct. Generic web spiders would not know what parameters to send to
a site to generate pages. Custom spiders do not have this problem.
The other solution is to have the site refresh its html files whenever a
is made to the underlying data or every night if it needs it or not. 
  P. Bryan Heidorn    Graduate School of Library and Information Science
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