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Least Power, Deep Linking and Adobe Flash

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 11:51:58 -0400
To: www-tag@w3.org
Cc: masinter@adobe.com
Message-ID: <OF09130998.8DC5B74F-ON85257497.005667DA-85257497.00570776@lotus.com>

The Adobe announcement regarding searchable Flash [1] and related 
announements from Google are interesting in relation to TAG work on the 
Rule of Least Power [3], Deep Linking [4] and Web Application State 
management.  It's my impression that the SWF indexers are not restricted 
to a static search for text strings in .SWF files, but that they actually 
execute at least some script dynamically and simulate some interactions 
with the application.  Not sure about that though.

Noah

[1] 
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplayer/articles/swf_searchability.html
[2] 
http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2008/06/improved-flash-indexing.html
[3] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/leastPower.html
[4] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/doc/deeplinking-20030911
[5] http://www.w3.org/2001/tag/group/track/issues/60

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