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lolive
2010-02-03, 01:06 PM
Hi everybody

i know what members & guests are ... on a forum
but, what is a spider ?
merci

Olivier

saltman
2010-02-03, 01:11 PM
a spider is a program that searches the web for information to propagate search sites such as google, bing, yahoo, etc.

Only certain pages here are viewable by spiders. ( at least the ones that obey robots.txt and login/pass rights ) Technobabble for instance.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_crawler

lolive
2010-02-03, 01:22 PM
merci Jo

obvious :duh:

on my french forum,they are called "robots"

dcbullet
2010-02-04, 03:44 PM
robot is a better term.

uninvited94
2010-02-04, 03:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4XanKGvr3w

U2Lynne
2010-02-04, 04:02 PM
Changed to show both terms.

lolive
2010-02-05, 03:19 PM
great improvement :cool:

J.R. Ewing
2010-02-07, 11:52 AM
when i first learnt HTML they were called "Robots".
how nostalgic to see the term return to favor.