Least Power, Deep Linking and Adobe Flash

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.


[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

Noah Mendelsohn 
IBM Corporation
One Rogers Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

Received on Thursday, 31 July 2008 15:51:15 UTC