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    SitePoint Enthusiast JAD's Avatar
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    I hope this post is not out of line here.
    If so ignore it.
    What would it cost to get a CGI script that would list all the titles of html pages in a directory sorted by name with links to each?
    Does that question make sense?
    If so plaese let me know.

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    Do you mean <TITLE> or just file name?

    I think you can find a free script for the latter.
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    I mean <TITLE>

    The web site I am working on is http://www.machiningforum.com

    Click on Sales Categories then PRECISION TOOLS.
    The list you see is what I want but sorted by name.
    I am doing it on my PC now but I want it done by script so when I add or delete items it happens automatically.

    I have a search engine and forum but can not find this particular script.
    It is built into FrontPage but I have a site using that and I don't like the NT servers.
    I want to put both sites on linux servers.

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    You might try some sites like http://www.hotscripts.com they offer lots of free scripts and there might be something in there you can use.
    If you cant find one give me a email, one of my partners does custom cgi stuff.

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    Procrastinator Extraordinaire lucas's Avatar
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    uh, not sure if you noticed this. but if you go back to http://www.machiningforum.com/MF/PRE...OLS/index.html you'll notice at the bottom left there is a link to the script which he used which is free.

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    Yes the program we use to make the index is free.
    It is not a CGI script.
    The free program doesn't do what we want so we are asking for bids.
    So far we have three bids emailed direct to us.
    There are many free programs people use.
    The one we are using has lots of application for keeping files straight and is easy to use.
    It can be found at http://kiss.uni-lj.si/~k4fe0043/sw/IndexMaker.html
    It will quickly generate a list of <TITLE> or file names with hyperlinks to any Directory and/or subdirectories.
    Oh and one more thing.
    We could have ommited the hyperlink to Mihovs page but we chose to give credit where credit was due.
    Is there something wrong with using programs offered free by other people?\
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    Yes the program we use to make the index is free.
    It is not a CGI script
    oops. i'll shut up now

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    Actually...You could find a kind soul and they will script it for you free. It looks rather simple.
    But sorry..Rather occupied these weeks.. ( presumely why i disappeared from sitepointforums )
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    I have searched through every web site I could find using every search engine and hyperlink I could find.
    All this to no avail.
    For something that everyone says is simple I find it strange that no one has done it.
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    The Hiding One lynlimz's Avatar
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    It is afterall integrated into a complex system.
    Since its a simple thing, it is often intergated into more advanced scripts to serve a better and functional purpose.
    makes sense?
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    The script I am looking for is functional and puposeful on it's own.
    Every telephone yellow page section is divided into categories which become directories or subdirectories on web sites.
    The ability to access the contents of those directories which are categories in the yellow pages has been recognized as necessary since the first yellow page.
    In fact printed catalogs such as Sears and Penny had the same Category listings long before the telephone.
    Computer programers seem to think the Store Front or Shopping Cart is the best approach to E commerce sales.
    E bay is one site that belies that approach and uses Categories to simplify quick location of a specific item list.
    A simple script that will open a directory list the <TITLES>, which are descriptions of the items more completely described and/or pictured on that page, with a hyperlink to it would appeal to many a site builder.
    For that reason the Categories feature was added to FrontPage 2000 by Microsoft.

    Search engines, forums, mail forms, etc. are a dime a dozen on the WWW but a categories script alas is only a dream without weaver.

    I shall try to be the first to write it.
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    The Hiding One lynlimz's Avatar
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    Sorry, Unfortunately i didn't get you, let alone be of help..LOL.
    Opps
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    Our platform is written on top of Zope and this type of thing is trivial in Zope. All objects (html pages, pix, etc) have a title property and about 3 or 4 lines of scripting will give you a page with a listing of every object in the directory listing it's name and a link to it. This is just one of the cool things about Zope.

    Moving your site to a Zope platform would also be trivial BTW.

    Good luck!

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    Spoke Technologies provides a fast and easy way to build web sites where people interact and contribute. Spoke's customizable, ready-to-use web components dramatically simplify the creation and maintenence of complex web sites. Spoke is a turnkey solution that integrates content management, membership, forums, articles, links, distributed publishing, administration, and more, while offering full control over look, feel, and features.


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