Author larsfuse
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Date 2018-12-17.10:02:06
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> (...) refers users, for file structure, to http://www.robotstxt.org/orig.html. This says nothing about the effect of an empty file, so I don't see this as a bug.

That is incorrect. From that url you can find:
> The presence of an empty "/robots.txt" file has no explicit associated semantics, it will be treated as if it was not present, i.e. all robots will consider themselves welcome.

So this is definitely a bug.
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