Keith Moore wrote:
I just checked - my browser bookmarks include at least 5 bookmarked
to the output of search pages. People are going to do it. ;)
I'm not at all sure that we want to go the search engine route, but
it's a trivial matter to make a search engine return URLs that can only
be referenced for a short time.
Unless your search engine's form handler rejects GET (most Web programming APIs
to hide the difference between GET and POST), it's an even more trivial matter
construct URLs that invoke the search engine with specified parameters.
If the form handler does reject GET, it's...not trivial, maybe, but easy...to
a handler someplace else that accepts GET and POSTs the query to the search
All in all, blocking like this just isn't worth the trouble.
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