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robot-directives

0.4.0 • Public • Published

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Parse robot directives within HTML meta and/or HTTP headers.

  • <meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow">
  • X-Robots-Tag: noindex,nofollow
  • etc

Note: this library is not responsible for parsing any HTML.

Installation

Node.js >= 6 is required. To install, type this at the command line:

npm install robot-directives

Usage

const RobotDirectives = require('robot-directives');
 
const robots = new RobotDirectives(options)
  header('googlebot: noindex')
  meta('bingbot', 'unavailable_after: 1-Jan-3000 00:00:00 EST')
  meta('robots', 'noarchive,nocache,nofollow');
 
robots.is(RobotDirectives.NOFOLLOW);
//-> true
 
robots.is([ RobotDirectives.NOFOLLOW, RobotDirectives.FOLLOW ]);
//-> false
 
robots.isNot([ RobotDirectives.ARCHIVE, RobotDirectives.FOLLOW ]);
//-> true
 
robots.is(RobotDirectives.NOINDEX, {
  currentTime: () => new Date('jan 1 3001').getTime(),
  userAgent: 'Bingbot/2.0'
});
//-> true
 
RobotDirectives.isBot('googlebot');
//-> true

Constants

For use in comparison, the following directives are available as static properties on the constructor:

  • ALL
  • ARCHIVE
  • CACHE
  • FOLLOW
  • IMAGEINDEX
  • INDEX
  • NOARCHIVE
  • NOCACHE
  • NOFOLLOW
  • NOIMAGEINDEX
  • NOINDEX
  • NONE
  • NOODP
  • NOSNIPPET
  • NOTRANSLATE
  • ODP
  • SNIPPET
  • TRANSLATE

Methods

header(value)

Parses, stores and cascades the value of an X-Robots-Tag HTTP header.

is(directive[, options])

Validates a directive or a list of directives against parsed instructions. directive can be a String or an Array. options, if defined, will override any such defined in the constructor during instantiation. A value of true is returned if all directives are valid.

isNot(directive[, options])

Inversion of is(). A value of true is returned if all directives are not valid.

meta(name, content)

Parses, stores and cascades the data within a <meta> HTML element.

oneIs(directives[, options])

A variation of .is(). A value of true is returned if at least one directive is valid.

oneIsNot(directives[, options])

Inversion of oneIs(). A value of true is returned if at least one directive is not valid.

Functions

isBot(botname)

Returns true if botname is a valid bot/crawler/spider name or user-agent.

Options

allIsReadonly

Type: Boolean
Default value: true
Declaring the 'all' directive will not affect other directives when true. This is how most search crawlers perform.

currentTime

Type: Function
Default value: function(){ return Date.now() }
The date to use when checking if unavailable_after has expired.

restrictive

Type: Boolean
Default value: true
Directive conflicts will be resolved by selecting the most restrictive value. Example: 'noindex,index' will resolve to 'noindex' because it is more restrictive. This is how Googlebot behaves, but others may differ.

userAgent

Type: String
Default value: ''
The HTTP user-agent to use when retrieving instructions via is() and isNot().

install

npm i robot-directives

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6,498

version

0.4.0

license

MIT

homepage

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