[ic] CD Catalog

John Matecsa matecsaj at picassofish.com
Tue Aug 26 02:21:45 EDT 2003

On Thu, 2003-08-21 at 12:37, Marc Brevoort wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-08-21 at 10:24, mnow wrote:
> > Does anyone know of an easy way to convert a web based catalog
> > to a catalog on CDROM?
> I've had some success doing this by leeching one of our sites with wget,
> but the catalog that we wanted to put on cd used parameters in the URL
> like so:
> http://website/page?param=value&param2=value&...
> Unfortunately this method has a few downsides: It takes quite a bit of
> time and bandwidth, and the results left things to be desired. I'm sure
> there's a better way.
> If anyone has more info about this and/or better suggestions (can
> 'generate static' in the admin tool help? What about using 'virtual
> directories' instead of params?), I'd like to hear about it as well.
> Regards,
> Marc Brevoort

We used this tool http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdf-php to generate a
PDF catalog from a slightly modified products table. 

John Matecsa <matecsaj at picassofish.com>
Picasso Fish Corporation

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