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Changes between Initial Version and Version 1 of Ticket #18841


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Timestamp:
10/02/11 09:35:31 (3 years ago)
Author:
dd32
Comment:

The "Privacy" settings are really named incorrectly to start with, They're simply a request, and not one which Bots have to respect (and certainly don't).

As you've noted, without Pretty Permalinks enabled, robots.txt is unable to be processed, There's another ticket to enable them by default, however, for technical reasons, it's not always possible to enable them, thus, they're not enabled by default.

One option would be to disable the Privacy settings when mod_rewrite isn't enabled.

See also: #16416

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  • Ticket #18841 – Description

    initial v1  
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    33Without an .htaccess file Apache does not direct requests for non-existent files to WordPress. Directing the request to WP is needed so the 'do_robots' or 'do_robotstxt' actions can respond with the rules set by the user in Permalink Settings. 
    4 * Browsers other than Apache likely have the same problem, but I have not tested them 
     4* Servers other than Apache likely have the same problem, but I have not tested them 
    55* This occurs in 3.2.1 and 3.3 
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