[kwlug-disc] DuckDuckGo.com -- an alternate search engine
txwikinger at ubuntu.com
Wed Jul 28 09:44:08 EDT 2010
I thought we were talking about a search engine :D
Otherwise, sure you need to use the right technology for the right
experience in addition to it.
I myself have no time for flash because it is not open. However, again
this is my opinion. In the end, you don't build a house only with a
hammer. You have a whole set of tools that a used in the appropriate
places. Used in conjunction you are able to build a good house, the same
is the case with software apps and websites.
I have no quarrels building websites that are good for SEO and give
note: You can also use accessibility tags to have the information that
is otherwise not available in text form. We do this with images for a
long time, just look at good HTML versions of books at Project
Gutenberg. You cannot solve every issue with this, but a lot, and as I
said before, you need to think first why you use which technology before
you do so)
On 07/27/2010 09:45 PM, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 9:23 PM, Ralph Janke <txwikinger at ubuntu.com
> <mailto:txwikinger at ubuntu.com>> wrote:
> > But with search, we just want the text. Perhaps a picture or two. No
> > ads, no refreshes, no anything else ... just GIVE ME THE ANSWER!
> If we
> > knew they didn't have the answer, we wouldn't have gone there in the
> > first place. And, somehow, not having the answer almost becomes the
> > fault of the page creator. <sigh>
> No. I don't only want text. I want additional functionality like auto-
> completion of web-forms, realtime updates, etc. Only because you
> do not want
> to have that, it does not mean that nobody else wants to have that.
> You are missing the point on search here. We are not talking about
> with forms. That can stay (as long as it degrades gracefully).
> for search.
> Flash is not indexable. When a restaurant has their web site's menus
> as text
> and photos on Flash, the text never gets indexed simply because it is
> They can display stuff dynamically based on some interaction with the
> site (mouse
> over, click, ...etc.) That dynamic text will not get indexed properly
> in searches.
> Khalid M. Baheyeldin
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