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Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:57:42 +0000
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Lennart Borgman <address@hidden> writes:
>> As for the index not disappearing: it's not accessible from arbitrary
>> nodes since it is not even loaded into the browser unless you load the
>> "one big page HTML" and then _all_ navigation becomes cumbersome,
>> including but not limited to the index.
> So that was the argument. OK. ;-)
> Yes, without a search engine you can't search the html pages. (Or, you
> could build an index in JavaScript, but that is a very tough job if
> you want to do something useful.)

I don't think it is a tough job. If the index data is in the source
format, and can be dumped in XML, then the JavaScript (or the lisp with
which to pimp up EWW) is really very simple.


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