News Wire: Google’s New Meta Tag

  • Google is facing charges from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission claiming that the difference between sponsored links and organic search results is unclear and misleading.
  • Google plans to introduce support in its search engine for an “unavailable_after” meta tag that will let Google know when a page’s contents will no longer be relevant.
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  • A fascinating article about an improvement in IE7 that has gone largely unnoticed until now. Better support for CSS positioning in IE7 makes the creation of stretchy layouts much easier, and with a big of JavaScript IE5/6 can be made to play nice too.
  • The first official release of GearsORM, the first object-relational mapping layer built on top of Google Gears.
  • In his ongoing efforts to spread the word that Cross-Site Request Forgery vulnerabilities are a real danger, Chris Shiflett has developed a simple script that generates a forged POST request out of any GET request. Maybe now Amazon will fix its security?
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  • From Joseph Smarr, Chief Platform Architect for Plaxo, an awesome calendar and address book syncing service, comes this practical guide to adding OpenID authentication support to an existing site.
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  • The fine folks at Campaign Monitor report on the current state of support for table-based positioning within email clients. The behavior of widths in relation to table cell padding/spacing may surprise you!
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  • cranial-bore

    So does the use of the unavailable_after tag mean that the document will actually be REMOVED from Google’s index once expired, or it simply won’t be crawled again for updates?

    The name of the tag would have me believe the former, but the wording of the article implies that it only relates to crawling.