[Foundation-l] Code detecting bots?

Dan Rosenthal swatjester at gmail.com
Thu Aug 2 14:41:36 UTC 2007

On Aug 2, 2007, at 10:23 AM, Thomas Dalton wrote:

>>> At the moment there are 209 external links to .exe files from the  
>>> main
>>> namespace of English Wikipedia.
>> Is there a list of where these links are, so they can be reviewed? Or
>> have they indeed already been reviewed? If they're linking to  
>> freeware
>> or open source programs, for example, they likely should all be
>> linking to a product page, not directly to the download.
> Indeed. I can't see any reason for a direct link to an exe in a
> Wikipedia article.
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Does the bot/script detect things like say, .php download pages that  
automatically download a .exe file upon loading?

-Dan Rosenthal

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