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    Web site/pages from server to CD

    Gudday all
    Currently my employer has all their many of their technical documents on a server in Germnay (I'm in Australia). Our customers have access to the server in Germany but the time/cost of downloading the documents has many of them complaining. The idea was put forward that we could replicate the document server on a CD and distribute that to our customers. Hopefully cheaper for them.
    We want the CD's contents to look like the existing web site. And we want to add to the contents with more documents etc: On the surface it would look like all we have to do is just transfer the pages incl. structure on the CD on it should just work. (As I type this a chap has told me he tried it like that and it works).

    What is the recommended way of doing this? I was thinking that links need to be taken care of for example.
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    It depends to some extent on how the site has been set up, and what kinds of page extensions the site's pages have. If they are .html, for example, you're fine, but .php will be a problem.

    The links may or may not work as is. If they are all of the form "folder/file.html" you may be fine, but if they are absolute links (like http://www.site.de/folder/file.html) they will need to be modified.

    If you provide a link to the site in Germany we can tell for sure.

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    I just came into this topic to say go Bulldogs, that will be all <_<

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    As a Pom who doesn't know the Off Topic Tag, can I just say - "Eh?" (oh and "yay ashes!" )

    Also, to answer your question, try this piece of software. It's good for ripping websites and maintaining structure if you're not confident in doing it yourself.

    http://www.httrack.com/

    It puts your whole website in a folder, which you can then burn onto CD
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karpie View Post
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    I just came into this topic to say go Bulldogs
    And indeed, they're GONE.

    As a Pom who doesn't know the Off Topic Tag
    It's [ ot ] and [/ ot ] without the gaps

    "Eh?"
    Sorry, local joke. It's grand final week of the greatest game on earth.

    oh and "yay ashes!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by ralph.m View Post
    It depends to some extent on how the site has been set up, and what kinds of page extensions the site's pages have. If they are .html, for example, you're fine, but .php will be a problem.

    The links may or may not work as is. If they are all of the form "folder/file.html" you may be fine, but if they are absolute links (like http://www.site.de/folder/file.html) they will need to be modified.

    If you provide a link to the site in Germany we can tell for sure.

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    Bit late for that, isn't it?!

    Go Cats!
    The site in Germany is hidden behind a firewall with rather good security. My employer would not be impressed if I let you in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhysboy84 View Post
    As a Pom who doesn't know the Off Topic Tag, can I just say - "Eh?" (oh and "yay ashes!" )

    Also, to answer your question, try this piece of software. It's good for ripping websites and maintaining structure if you're not confident in doing it yourself.

    http://www.httrack.com/

    It puts your whole website in a folder, which you can then burn onto CD
    Thanks mate.
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    Tigers!, I should just point out that if you burn the documents to a CD you won't be able to add more documents to the disk (which you specified an interest in) unless you plan on forcing them to both download and burn additional data to the disk itself. My advice would be to instead of having a static CD to write an application which checks for new documentation for your website and give them a message saying updates are available (allowing them to download the files in the background), this would keep the structure up-to-date and would help your customers get the most recent versions.


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