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  • I haven't looked too closely at what's going on, but I didn't think it used AJAX. If it did, then when you clicked to expand a comment, there'd be a round trip to the server to get the comment text.

    I think the way it works is that the full text of the comments is included in the page (good for Google as you say) and client-side JavaScript is used to show/hide bits.

    • Right, not Ajax for that, although long comments do require Ajax to fetch the rest.

      Google doesn't have access to the DHTML comment pages (yet?) though.

      What we do have (in part, not finished) is OAI (Open Archives Initiative), which is better ... but it requires special hookup with Google or Yahoo or whatever.
  • If you could get the Googlebot to crawl the pages with ?mode=nested appended to the URI, that would work just as well.