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Is the text in form boxes indexed?

Text between type="text" value=" is it indexed

     
9:30 am on Jul 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

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A bit of an oddball question, but does anyone know if 'initial value' text in form boxes is indexed by the main SE spiders?

For example

<input name="search" type="text" value="Enter text here to search our special category" />
3:21 pm on July 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I'm guessing if it is indexed at all, it will carry far less weight than text in paragraph, heading, and other tags.
8:26 am on July 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

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i think it will not be indexed.
4:22 pm on July 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Thanks.

I'm less interested in how much weight it carries. I'm more concerned that, on pages with little text, that it may throw off SERPs or affect adsense, for example.

7:42 pm on July 3, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I believe that <textarea> objects are indexed so I would expect the contents of other input types to be indexed. I think the contents of <select> objects are also indexed, but I haven't checked for many years.

However, indexing <textarea> and <select> objects is automatic by virtue of html structure, whilst indexation of <input> objects would require some effort, so I could be wrong.

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