I might be asking a trivial question here, but how do the search engines treat loops created via rel="canonical" tag?
My scenario is that being a site having dynamic content, I have URLs as follows:
http://mysite.com/mynews.htm http://mysite.com/mynews.htm?param=1 http://mysite.com/mynews.htm?param2=3 ... etc
Now, I add a canonical tag to the JSP rendering all the above 3 URLs such that all of them will have the same canonical URL:
<link rel="canonical" href="http://mysite.com/mynews.htm" />
Now, the canonical URL is fine for URLs 2 & 3 but is exactly the same as URL 1. How will the various search engines respond to this scenario, as this will create "infinite loops"?
Hope to get a reply soon. Thanks.