RE: Look out mouse, here comes the cat...

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From: Gavin Thomas Nicol (
Date: Thu Aug 31 2000 - 04:57:05 PDT

> Seriously, hiding of content in database-backed websites is a serious
> problem. Why can't each database associate the URI (a DB query string)
> for each indexable object with an up-to-date full-text index, and
> leave the thing in a specified location, for the web spiders to pick
> it up?

In some cases it's basically impossible, or places too much of a burden
on the web server.

For example, in DynaWeb (quite old technology now), a single "book"
could have literally millions of different URL's... and a single
"mega-URL" could be hundreds of megabytes long.

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