The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Tuesday, November 05, 2002

No really, I'm in O'Reilly!

I just got word from Mark that I've been mentioned in O'Reilly's HTTP: The Definitive Guide on page 230. It's in reference to a draft proposal I had to extend the robots exclustion protocol (and as I see, I really need to update the links on that page—they're all out of date which I had to go back and fix the links since link-rot had set in) I wrote back in 1996. I had no idea I made an O'Reilly book. And Mark is pissed off that I made it first (well, “pissed off” is not quite the right word—maybe “envious” is more like it).

I get maybe one email about it every other year or so, namely asking me if I know of any robots that implement my proposed extentions and to my knowledge I know of none that do.

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