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[REBOL] Re: Community (was IOS).

From: pwoodward:cncdsl at: 20-Mar-2002 8:51

All - what about making index.r files visible to search engines? Depending on how much control over your web server you have, it could be easy to serve index.r as the default for directories. Apache and IIS make this a relatively trivial process. Just setup the server to serve index.r, index.html, index.htm, etc. In that order. Now - you may ask - what happens when a plain-jane web browser hits that index.r? Well, unless we have a standard way of detecting the requestor (e.g. browser type) and taking the appropriate action, it won't do us much good. So every index.r (or other publicly accessible rebol page) should probably do a quick check to see if it's being requested by a REBOL client - if so it should just hand over the code. Otherwise, it should probably print some nice HTML message for older browsers to understand. Something about this being a "Rebol Powered" site - and needing REBOL to function - not unlike a Flash site. Now, this could be annoying to some - but the presupposition is that we're not going to be stuck with browsers forever. - Porter