Re: [htdig] Indexing Flash (was Including Pull-Down Menu Pages)


Subject: Re: [htdig] Indexing Flash (was Including Pull-Down Menu Pages)
From: Geoff Hutchison (ghutchis@wso.williams.edu)
Date: Fri Oct 20 2000 - 20:11:54 PDT


At 5:33 PM -0700 10/20/00, nets@searchtools.com wrote:
>One search service (atomz.com) will deal with raw Flash files. I do
>keep mentioning this issue to my colleagues who write search
>engines, but without luck so far.

We actually have a contributed Flash parser, though it obviously
needs testing. But in Flash, at least, you can see specific URLs as
such. It's a file format and can generally be split into parsable
sections. Similarly, I expect someone could work out a parser for
URLs in QuickTime movies.

JavaScript, on the other hand is a full programming language, so
you'd have to *run* it to get any sort of URL information. Unless a
future version becomes "search engine friendly" nothing can (or will)
improve.

--
-Geoff Hutchison
Williams Students Online
http://wso.williams.edu/

------------------------------------ To unsubscribe from the htdig mailing list, send a message to htdig-unsubscribe@htdig.org You will receive a message to confirm this. List archives: <http://www.htdig.org/mail/menu.html> FAQ: <http://www.htdig.org/FAQ.html>



This archive was generated by hypermail 2b28 : Fri Oct 20 2000 - 20:21:47 PDT