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Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#6891 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

Do not add trailing slash to the robots.txt URL

Reported by: thenlich Owned by:
Milestone: 2.6 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.5.1
Component: General Keywords: has-patch
Focuses: Cc:


The /robots.txt is redirected to /robots.txt/ if configured. This is in violation of the robot exclusion standard, which specifies

This file must be accessible via HTTP on the local URL "/robots.txt".

It is also not network nice because it generates extra traffic for the additional request after redirection.

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6891.diff (682 bytes) - added by DD32 10 years ago.

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Change History (3)

#1 @DD32
10 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch added
  • Milestone set to 2.6

I spotted this the other day, Didnt get around to submitting a trac ticket though, Thanks for bringing it up and reminding me :)

10 years ago

#2 @ryan
10 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

(In [7871]) Don't redirect robots. Props thenlich and DD32. fixes #6891

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