Obama Transparency @ the /root

New whitehouse.gov website opens itself up to the internets

The Internets /

22 January 2009


An indicator of the transparency I hope we can expect from the incoming Obama administration includes this piece of code which directs search engines to crawl the entire www.whitehouse.gov website with the exception of an ‘includes’ folder which usually contains only snippets of code rather than fully formatted content.

-- begin code snippet --
User-agent: *
Disallow: /includes/

This is very telling indeed.


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