__/ [ Roy Schestowitz ] on Monday 22 May 2006 19:38 \__
> __/ [ wd ] on Monday 22 May 2006 19:14 \__
>> On Mon, 22 May 2006 10:36:54 -0700, Yuri.Samsonov wrote:
>>> Major search engines don't index HTML tags. Is there any way to search
>>> for them?
>>> e.g. how would you find web pages that contain this tag:
>>> <input type="hidden" name="SOMERECOGNIZABLETOKEN" />
>> If you could search inside the HTML that could open things up for
>> some abuse...
> Can you elaborate, please?
To add: alt tags are being abused already and they can also be used to boost
the relevancy of images (e.g. Google Images pick them over captions). As for
the title attribute (among other) in links, I am not too sure. Markup is
used in evaluation, but it is not indexed. I don't think it would introduce
too many problems if it got indexed. It just wouldn't benefits the search
engine as a whole.
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