email gripe

jwsmobile jws at
Tue Jul 7 20:05:56 CDT 2015

On 7/7/2015 5:43 PM, Lyndon Nerenberg wrote:
> On Jul 7, 2015, at 3:43 PM, jwsmobile <jws at> wrote:
>> If there were a technical reason to keep it in a simple format that would be fine, but as Al K pointed out quite some time ago, Google already indexes all of this quite fine as it and most search engines do, so the list is text searchable.
> There are (at least) two fallacies here:
> 1) The entire planet has 24x7 ubiquitous and effectively free internet connectivity, and
> 2) All the visually impaired have software that can cleanly, accurately, and efficiently scrape the browser results these various web search pages display, and can articulate them clearly in an alternate format.  This also goes for figuring out how to use the search pages to begin with.
> --lyndon
Not sure what fallacy you see here.   The list goes to a location online 
that is searchable.   Search engines index the information from there.  
Near as I can tell Jay plans on it being online 24/7 and there are no 
blocks to search engines reading the information and including it in 
their indexes.

Nothing about html format prevents search engines from capturing the 
information as accurately as text formatting.  My point is, that keeping 
it in text format is not a requirement to make put it in a form that it 
can be indexed.

And I pointed out that some people had warned that all of our 
discussions were being included in search engines <Google>, as a 
possible source of objection.  I only included that point because the 
same people lobbying for text form may also be the ones who may not want 
list traffic in search engines, and I conceded that is a separate 
point.  Apologies to Al for dragging his name into the thread.

Not sure where your 2 points came from.


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