robots.txt ⇝

standard for robot exclusion

<web> A proposal to try to prevent the havoc wreaked by many of the early World-Wide Web robots when they retrieved documents too rapidly or retrieved documents that had side effects (such as voting). The proposed standard for robot exclusion offers a solution to these problems in the form of a file called "robots.txt" placed in the document root of the web site.

W3C standard.

Last updated: 2006-10-17

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