[drupal-devel] [feature] Implement google's rel="nofollow"

walkah drupal-devel at drupal.org
Wed Jan 19 17:01:21 UTC 2005

 Project:      Drupal
 Version:      cvs
 Component:    filter.module
 Category:     feature requests
 Priority:     normal
 Assigned to:  walkah
 Reported by:  walkah
 Updated by:   walkah
 Status:       patch

why? because most people (or lots anyway) won't want to install weblink
or spam.module on their blog. And ... which one should be responsible
for it? Besides, to make it work, it will need the high adoption rates
- look at the list of tools supporting it already in their "core".
Having it in a contrib module doesn't make it any less flexible. 

Besides, it's a tiny patch and Dries' already committed it ;)


Previous comments:

January 19, 2005 - 11:01 : walkah

Attachment: http://drupal.org/files/issues/filter-no-follow.patch (1.74 KB)

google just announced a new attribute rel="nofollow" in an attempt to
combat comment spam. the attached patch adds the option to add
rel="nofollow" as part of HTML Filter

for more info check:


January 19, 2005 - 11:35 : Steven

Google dictates and the people follow ;). Personally I don't think
implementing it will stop comment spam much as there will always be
blogs and guestbooks that will not have this feature. Experience has
shown that making a medium less effective for spam simply causes
spammers to spam harder. It's only when the medium becomes 100%
ineffective, that they stop.

Still, it's a tiny patch and a popular thing to have. Notes:

- The default value for the variable is 0 in one place, FALSE in the
other. While it won't alter functionality, it's still iffy.

- Bad code style ;) (space in front of parameter)

- The title for the option could be clearer. Something like "Link
spamming discouragement" ? The option's description already tells you
about the rel="nofollow" attribute and what it is for.


January 19, 2005 - 11:50 : walkah

Attachment: http://drupal.org/files/issues/filter-nofollow2.patch (2.27 KB)

OK, while Dries committed the first patch, he also asked for a bit more
info in the explanation.

Here's another patch that should address all the nitpicks ;)


January 19, 2005 - 11:52 : Anonymous

IMO this should not be part of core. Why not add this to either the
weblink module, or spam.module?


View: http://drupal.org/node/15847
Edit: http://drupal.org/project/comments/add/15847

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