Sunday, July 27th, 2008
In an interview with Lee Brimelow, the Senior Product Manager for Flash Player, Justin Everett-Church clears up some of the questions surrounding Adobe and Google’s new SWF indexing capabilities:
Flash Player does not actually implement the network API, we actually hand that off to our host, so in the case of a browser the browser will make a network request and that’s what adds cookies. A similar process is happening on the search server, where we will actually say “well, I need this XML file or I need this other SWF” and it’s up to the Google host application to return that content. My understanding right now is that that part of it has not been implemented by Google even though our search player allow that capability.
TheFlashBlog: Flash Player FAQs Video with Justin Everett-Church (the quote is at 8:20), emphasis mine.