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Changes between Version 7 and Version 8 of Ticket #11359, comment 9


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03/01/2011 11:25:18 PM (13 years ago)
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Everfluxx
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  • Ticket #11359, comment 9

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    33Still outstanding in 3.1: current version also adds a "rel=external nofollow" attribute to all author URI links, regardless whether the author URI is actually external.
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    5 > The rel="external" attribute indicates that the referenced document is not part of the same web site as the current document. (https://code.google.com/p/doctype/wiki/RelExternalAttribute)
     5> The rel="external" attribute indicates that the referenced document is not part of the same web site as the current document. ([https://code.google.com/p/doctype/wiki/RelExternalAttribute Source])
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    7 I wrote an open letter to Matt Mullenweg about the default nofollow on admin links issue (http://www.everfluxx.com/open-letter-to-matt-mullenweg/) and Matt replied to me via email, saying that (I'm quoting his words here):
     7I wrote an [http://www.everfluxx.com/open-letter-to-matt-mullenweg/ open letter to Matt Mullenweg] about the default nofollow on admin links issue, and Matt replied to me via email saying that (I'm quoting his words here):
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    99> People are free to modify WP's default behaviour through plugins, of which there are many in our official directory. I think the current behaviour is the best as default based on our own experience and advice from Google when nofollow was introduced.
     
    1717Therefore, I propose to implement the following behavior as default in WordPress:
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    19 > Automatically add the "rel=nofollow" attribute to all links in comments, except those posted or edited by users with "edit_comment" capability.
     19> Automatically add the "rel=nofollow" attribute to all links in comments, except those posted or edited by users with [https://codex.wordpress.org/Roles_and_Capabilities#edit_comment edit_comment] capability.
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    2121Since I'm not familiar with the discussion, submission and review process for core updates, any pointers or advice would be greatly appreciated. I'm willing to post this to the wp-hackers mailing list and get feedback from other developers and users if deemed necessary. Last but not least, I am willing to contribute a patch for this enhancement.