Re: [htdig] applet toc and htdig


Subject: Re: [htdig] applet toc and htdig
From: Torsten Neuer (tneuer@inwise.de)
Date: Wed Aug 30 2000 - 02:07:22 PDT


Frances Santiago wrote:
>
> Sorry about that - here's the entire mail.
>
> Thanks, Geoff. I know this is answered in
> http://www.htdig.org/FAQ.html#q5.18 BUT would htdig really have a problem
> with a link that looks like:
>
> <A HREF="/release2000/bibitem/bibite1.html" TARGET="main"
> onMouseover="top.setStatus('Record Loading'); return true;"
> onMouseout="top.setStatus(' '); return true;">Record Loading</A>

Not sure if you understand the problem at all.

The link you mention is NOT Java code. It therefore will get noticed
by Ht://Dig - However, if Java code needs to be executed in order to
create this part of HTML code, there will not be such a link.

Ht://Dig does NOT execute Java, JavaScript or any other client side
code. No indexer (AFAIK of) does. This is because the indexer might
get stuck within a generated document part where user interaction is
required. User interaction cannot be predicted by any robot (of course,
if you're able to write a really nice AI engine that does just this,
we would probably all be happy - except for the amount of CPU munched
up by the excuted code and the robot's AI).

hth,

  Torsten

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