I was looking at a robots.txt file and it had a series of disallow
instructions for various user agents, and then at the bottom was a full
Wouldn't this just disallow everyone from everything?
No, it would disallow everyone but a ... d (with the
From the spec:
must obey the first record in /robots.txt that contains a User-
Agent line whose value contains the name token of the robot as a
substring. The name comparisons are case-insensitive. If no such
record exists, it should obey the first record with a User-agent
line with a * value, if present. If no record satisfied either
condition, or no records are present at all, access is unlimited.