Closed Bug 1047872 Opened 7 years ago Closed 7 years ago
Search engines should not index "action=edit" links
Google (and probably other) search engines appear to index and follow links in the "edit view" of our wiki pages. A quick look shows that we do not properly tell search engines to ignore that material when the edit request is not authenticated. STR: 1. use google to search for: "site:wiki.mozilla.org fresh_bb_setup" 2. note that 4 matches are returned -- 2 to rendered pages, and 2 to the "edit" view of each of those pages. 3. in a browser already authenticated to edit wikimo, load one of the edit links: https://wiki.mozilla.org/index.php?title=ReleaseEngineering/How_To/Setup_Personal_Development_Master&action=edit 4. View the source html for that page, and note the presence of the header: <meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow" /> 5. Load the same URL from #3 in a browser not authenticated 6. View the source html for that page. No robots instruction is present. It would be nice to both save the server/bandwidth costs AND get rid of those duplicate search results.
I'm sure this will get fixed automatically once we upgrade to MediaWiki 1.23.
Depends on: 1032351
(In reply to Gordon P. Hemsley [:GPHemsley] from comment #1) > I'm sure this will get fixed automatically once we upgrade to MediaWiki 1.23. I appear to have been correct.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 7 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → 2014-Q3
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