Re: [htdig] shockwave flash


Subject: Re: [htdig] shockwave flash
From: nets@searchtools.com
Date: Thu Jun 22 2000 - 08:54:30 PDT


At 1:26 PM -0700 6/21/2000, Andrew Scherpbier wrote:
> > Jeremy Lott wrote:
>>
>> can anyone tell me if there is a way to get htdig to index shockwave flash
>> files?
>>
>> thanks.
>
>I guess it really depends on what you want to make searchable...
>If you want to be able to perform shape searches, then you are out of luck.
>If you want to do searches on text within flash files you can write a flash to
>text converter and use that as an external parser to htdig.
>If you just want to search through text that describes flash files in the form
>of legends or other HTML arround the flash files, you should be able to use
>ht://Dig as is.

Apparently there's a utility called AfterShock that Macromedia
provides which can generate an HTML text version of the text within
Flash animations. Once the text is there, ht://Dig and other search
engines can index it.

Avi

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