[uf-rest] Indexable AHAH pages

Ernest Prabhakar prabhaka at apple.com
Fri Dec 23 21:04:55 PST 2005

Hi all,

A friend of mine raised an interesting question.  He wants to use  
AHAH for important website content, so he'd like to make sure that it  
gets properly indexed.  My suggestion (which I added to the wiki) was:

> Another advantage of AHAH is that the dynamic XHTML content can be  
> easily indexed by search engines; this avoids the need to inline  
> all the dynamic content as hidden divs, which would increase page  
> load times.
> The current best practice for doing this is to:
> included <link> tags in <head> of the parent page, to reference the  
> various URLs retrieved by AHAH
> include <redirects> in the outer HTML of the AHAH page, so that  
> search hits go to an appropriate anchor on the parent page
> It is possible that some crawlers will automatically index the URLs  
> in the JavaScript calls, if recognized as such (e.g., due to the  
> "html" extension, or if it is an absolute URL), though it is not  
> clear how well this would work.

However, I'm not enough of a web crawler guru to know whether this is  
actually good advice. Anybody more knowledgeable want to chime in?


-- Ernie P.

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