I understand the 'meta refresh' is not favoured by SE's, I am trying to index my homepage but pop-up a temporary flash animation whilst the homepage downloads. Someone suggested the 'location tag' may be the answer - is this feasible ?
I'm not 100% clear on what you hope to do. Is this something like the flow you're looking for?
index page hit --> redirect to Flash while the index page elements preload to the cache --> redirect back to index page after preload is complete.
Well, if you are new to cloaking - I'd say wait for awhile until you know just a bit more about optimization. Cloaking can work good, but you have to have something worth cloaking to start with (eg: you need to know the engines fairly well to start with).
It been a while but can anyone help me with info on how to code in the ...http redirect via the "location" header...OR...-- location.replace() -- and call it from an external .js file.....for a static page which is good for all browsers ??