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

From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: Re: On being web-friendly and why info must die
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2014 12:54:58 +0100

On Dec 12, 2014 11:57 AM, "Phillip Lord" <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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.
> Phil

You may be right. It depends on what you want to do. Perhaps you have some code to clarify what you mean?

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