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I need to have hyperlinks on my page that will look something like:

<a href="/someurl" rel="prettyPhoto[main] nofollow">Link</a>

So basically the rel attribute has two values.

I know it is valid HTML (e.g. https://stackoverflow.com/questions/1878657/multiple-values-for-rel-attribute), but my question is specifically about whether search engines will understand it.

I would hate it when SE's index stupid json strings on my site :)

  • I'm not entirely sure Google recognise author and nofollow when used together. Perhaps someone can expand on this if they know more? – user31756 Oct 4 '13 at 16:37
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Yes, they can still read it. See example at this link

With rel="me nofollow", Google will continue to treat the rel="nofollow" as expected for search purposes, such as not transferring PageRank.

  • Looks to be the case indeed. Although they kinda say specifically with me. But I think you're right and SE's will just use all the values of the attribute. – PeeHaa Sep 27 '11 at 21:45

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