Shawn Wildermuth

Author, Teacher, and Filmmaker
.NET Foundation Board Member

Flash One Step Closer to Being Indexable - is Silverlight Next?

Flash One Step Closer to Being Indexable - is Silverlight Next?

Url: http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/06/30/once-nearl...

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In this TechCrunch article, they report that Adobe has released a stripped down version of the engine that can parse the swf files and give back info that is useful for the indexing engines.  Its unknown whether Google or Yahoo (the report doesn't mention Live.com as one of the search engines it gave the technology to) will use it, but I expect they will. 

So the question comes up, what about Silverlight apps?  Will SEO for Silverlight become a big bargaining chip?  I hope Microsoft responds though with the .xap and XAML files, Silverlight is already pretty easy to consume.  My one request would be that Silverlight 2 stop embedding the .xaml into the assemblies so that the search engines don't have to double dig to get to the XAML.