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How Adobe’s special search indexing Flash Player works

So Adobe created a special version of Flash player for Google and Yahoo to index SWF files. This basically goes through your SWF and magically figures out what to click on and how to interact with your application, just like a real person would do. How does it do it? Here’s what I think is going on…

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14 thoughts on “How Adobe’s special search indexing Flash Player works

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  2. Doug, It is actually pretty close. Ryan is playing the headless Flash Player and I would be the google or yahoo spider bossing him around.

    10 Points for doug!

    Ted πŸ™‚

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