Kendo UI or Kendo UI JSP for crawlability (ie SEO)

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  1. Titus
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    Posted 05 Nov 2014 Link to this post

    Hi there, my understanding with SEO is to stay away from JavaScript if at all possible for the content that needs to be indexed.  So naturally I'd imagine if everything is rendered on server side say via JSP then everything should be fine, and I should select Kendo UI JSP rather than Kendo UI (HTML) for this purpose.

    However, reviewing either of the following pages with IE's Developer Tools I am able to see the content of the table displayed in proper HTML format.
    http://demos.telerik.com/jsp-ui/grid/index
    http://demos.telerik.com/kendo-ui/grid/index

    So the question is does this mean in terms of SEO either Kendo UI or Kendo UI JSP makes no difference and I shouldn't be selecting one over the other based on this?
  2. Sebastian
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    Posted 05 Nov 2014 Link to this post

    Hello Titus,

    Using either of the products should not make a difference from SEO perspective. See this article elaborating on the Googlebot 'insides' when crawling css and javascript content.

    Best regards,
    Sebastian
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  3. Titus
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    Posted 05 Nov 2014 in reply to Sebastian Link to this post

    Sebastian thanks.  I did read that article earlier but my understanding is that plenty of search engines are still unable to do this yet.  Bing and Yahoo are the two other popular ones came to mind.  So for these other search engines (ie Bing and Yahoo), would it make a difference?  And since we can build MVC with say Thymeleaf and put Kendo UI HTML version on top, any thing I'd miss for not using the JSP version?
  4. Sebastian
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    Posted 06 Nov 2014 Link to this post

    Hi again Titus,

    Unfortunately I am not able to find information on this topic about Bing and Yahoo, searching the web. Hence I cannot provide an answer about these search engines.

    Although I don't know much about Thymeleaf, given the description here it seems like using it in combination with Kendo UI Professional can be a viable alternative to utilizing Telerik UI for JSP.

    Feel free to choose the option which suits your needs best.

    Regards,
    Sebastian
    Telerik
     
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