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Re: Swish-e Spider and Following Image-based Links

From: Peter Karman <peter(at)>
Date: Wed Jan 10 2007 - 14:31:19 GMT
James scribbled on 1/10/07 7:13 AM:
> Good morning!
> I have a question.  Is it possible to tweak the Swish-e spider so that it
> will follow image-based links, even if the image does not have an alt tag?
> I realize that having the alt tags are the standard, so don't misunderstand
> me.  However, we all know that a lot of web-masters (professional and
> novice) don't use alt tags, even for image-based links and the Swish-e
> spider doesn't seem to follow those image-based links without the alt tags.

I would guess that the reason the spider ignores the src attribute of img tags 
is that images are assumed to be non-text, and Swish-e only handles text.

Peter Karman  .  .  peter(at)
Received on Wed Jan 10 06:31:19 2007