On Tue, 28 Apr 2009, Kae Verens wrote:
> one thing I /will/ say about the flash is that it's a terrible idea
> to use flash as links - see your site in Links - that's how Google
> sees it (unless they engineers have been busy and the engine can
> read flash now).
Google can now parse and index Flash blobs (I've both been told, and
seen). To what extent exactly, I don't know.
It's obviously impossibly for Google to provide links *into* flash
blobs - there is (AFAIK) no general URI scheme for the contents
inside flash. Sadly, bits of the web keep disappearing every day -
most people don't notice, because watching Youtube is far more
important to them.
(You can use the GNOME 'totem' movie-player's Youtube plugin to
search, browse and watch Youtube, in a far more performant manner
than any of the Flash browser plugins, on any platform, if anyone
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