Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Re: Search Engine XML-RPC Interface
Author: Bryant Durrell Posted: 1/27/1999; 3:03:00 PM Topic: Search Engine XML-RPC Interface Msg #: 2539 (In response to 936) Prev/Next: 2538 / 2540
Fairly spiff. A word of advice -- by avoiding the crawl stage, you open a window of opportunity for those who might wish to spam your index. It's the same idea as the old trick of having a huge amount of keywords, but even simpler.
Obviously this is not a problem for all applications, and obviously one can filter incoming pages by whatever means desired, but it's important to remain aware that filtering may be necessary.
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- Re: Search Engine XML-RPC Interface, Dave Winer, 1/27/1999; 3:48:28 PM
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