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ManniAT
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ManniAT asked on 21 Apr 2009, 05:14 PM
Hi,

I thought Rad menu would put out some "SEO friendly" navigation - but today I gave it a try with http://seo-browser.com/
No matter what Bot I simulate my links look like: http://mysite/mydir/mypage.aspx?link=%23&action=PARSE+URL
I guess this in not really seo friendly (although it is an a tag :)).
By the way - following these link I get a wrong result like http://mysite/mydir/# (listing denied)

I generate my menu from a sitemap datasource - did I do anithing wrong?
Or is it a mistake to think "SEO friendly" means submittion "real urls" in the case a bot passes by.

Regards

Manfred

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answered on 21 Apr 2009, 10:33 PM
I got it - sorry for the request!
The strange result had multiple reasons!
a.) RadRotator can't keep it's item index on postbacks
b.) RadMenu does not fire ItemClick when the item has a navigate url
c.) the url posted before was (partially) built (modified) by seo-browser.

For the first we implemented a handling which requires the menu item click to be handled.
To handle this we had to set navigate url to an empty string.

And the result was an href of # on radmenu.

We implemented a block around this setting in the databound handler of the menu.
if(!IsAgent())    {
 e.Item.NavigateUrl="";
}

This fixed the problem.

To clarify (for other community readers):
RadMenu does no Spider detection - it omits in any situation html that is SEO friendly.
We changed this to get an event from the menu - this made SEO fail.

Sorry again

Manfred
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