Posted: October 9th, 2009
The main goals are to have:
* Minimal changes are required as the website grows
* Users and search engines see the same content (no cloaking)
* Search engines can send users directly to the AJAX URL (not to a static copy)
* Site owners have a way of verifying that their AJAX website is rendered correctly and thus that the crawler has access to all the content
An effective way of making AJAX crawlable and easily indexed should in theory improve the experience of searchers, since more content (that could be more “interesting”) could be found in the index.
Here’s the official post regarding the proposal.