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Oct
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comment Can I limit content scrapers by counting the number of hits from an IP?
Great if it works for you. Our robots came in the hundred thousand unique IPs in no particular range and made one or two requests per IP. Only visible as robots after the fact. To block them would be useless and slow every future request from legitimate users down.
Oct
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comment Can I limit content scrapers by counting the number of hits from an IP?
Something if the sort. But if an address never returns it is just a waste of processing to block it.
Sep
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comment Make server force Excel to hand over hyperlink to browser without trying to load the page itself
really no one??
Sep
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comment Make server force Excel to hand over hyperlink to browser without trying to load the page itself
Hmm, this answer will autoget the bounty - although interesting it did not answer the question
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Aug
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revised Why does blocking IP addresses from China and Ukraine to fight spam also block some legitimate European visitors?
Apostrophes...
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revised Why does blocking IP addresses from China and Ukraine to fight spam also block some legitimate European visitors?
Mainly spelling
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answered Can I limit content scrapers by counting the number of hits from an IP?
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Oct
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comment Make server force Excel to hand over hyperlink to browser without trying to load the page itself
I will see if your link wimpyprogrammer.com/… gives some more insight
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comment Make server force Excel to hand over hyperlink to browser without trying to load the page itself
Hi Perry, thanks for the detailed investigation which alas does not actually answer my question. I apologise for not including my own investigation of KB articles which match a few of yours but did not tell me WHY excel needs to download some of the data before handing the request off to IE. As mentioned I expect Excel wants to see if the data might be displayable in a spreadsheet and then gives up