Re: Search engine for FoRK

Keith Dawson (
Wed, 2 Jul 1997 18:54:00 -0400

At 6:14p 7/2/97, Rohit Khare wrote:
>AltaVista only claims to have indexed 40 pages from XeNT. So, the
>hunch is that AV is coping with the load by capping the number of pages
>from a site., for example, has only 600 reported hits.

This was news last March when the webmaster at the Federation of
American Scientists found out Alta Vista's dirty little secret and
his public plaint

was picked up by ZnNet's Anchor Desk.

Alta Vista's architect Louis Monier replied publicly to calm the

I wrote about the teakettle tempest in TBTF for 4/4/97.

Keith Dawson
Layer of ash separates morning and evening milk.