SiteMapper does work with iFrames

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Just in case anyone were wondering. I created a site where several static pages are really only there to call other pages (with dynamic content) into iframes on the static pages for display. I ran SiteMapper over the site when it was done, and all of the dynamic pages (linked only through being called into the iFrames) appeared on the site map.

Very cool. :cool:
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Good of you to post this, Spinny! :)
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One thing I was remiss in not mentioning: for it to work properly (and for your iframes to be search engine friendly) you have to add an extra clause to your code. For example:

<iframe src ="FrameStuff.html" width="900" height="1000" align="center">

<p>Your browser does not support iframes. Please click <a href="FrameStuff.html">here</a> to see the content.</p>

</iframe>


The stuff in the paragraph is visible not only to browsers that can't support frames (like mobiles), but search engines (and SiteMapper) can see it clearly. If the content is something that they're not going to be able to see anyway, like a Flash animation, then use the text as an opportunity to describe what the content would have been if they could have seen it. Think of it as an "alt" tag on steroids. In my case the content is dynamic stuff that will be generated and uploaded by another program on a regular basis, but I wanted it to be displayed in the context (and using the style) of my VSD-generated pages.

Hope that's useful to someone. :cool:
"You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline - it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer." -- Frank Zappa

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