__/ [ dingbat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx ] on Friday 28 April 2006 13:32 \__
> Brian Cryer wrote:
>> is generally considered better etiquette to not have a robots.txt file or
>> to have an empty one?
> Have one - keeps the 404s down for simpler logs (same with
Precisely. This should make no difference according to what I once read.
There is also a file called siteinfo.xml (if I recall the name correctly),
which is Alexa-specific. I can also think of requests that assume a Windows
servers and raise 404's. All these additional files tend to contribute to
clutter, so they are better redirected away or served as empty files.
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