Transferring a website to CD revisited

Subject: Transferring a website to CD revisited
From: Susan Vineyard <vineyard -at- CHEROKEE -dot- NSUOK -dot- EDU>
Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 09:18:31 -0500

I've just come across the need to do this, and have an additional question that
I wonder if anyone has an easy solution to. We are transferring some
pre-existing websites to CD. Since the server sets up the default page in any
directory as index, all of our files that end with \ do not work. Does anyone
know of a simple fix, other than changing each one by hand? Thanks!

Eric Ray wrote:

> >Has anyone transferred a website onto CD? What did you
> >use? What type of problems did you encounter? How is
> >it different than transferring a site to your hard drive?
> >Do I need to include a browser? If so, will it have to be
> >licenced?
> >
> >We have a company trying to charge us BIG bucks to
> >do this for us. I just cannot believe it is that hard of a
> >process.
> It's not. Tell you what...we'll do it for 1/2 of BIG bucks
> as a favor to you. ;-)
> Seriously, it's just like transferring a site to a different
> place on your hard drive. Things to remember:
> Only use relative links. If you hard code a path name
> including a drive letter or the server, you'll have
> to fix it for use on the CD.
> External links may be broken, depending on the user's
> environment.
> The actual CD burning process can be as easy as copying files
> and waiting for a few minutes, and isn't difficult at any
> rate. It all depends on the software you're using.
> (What we got with our CD burner works just fine.)
> Do you need to include a browser? Depends on your audience.
> We included both Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer
> on the <shameless plug> CD in the back of our upcoming
> Mastering HTML 4, Premium Edition </shameless plug> at
> no cost, so it shouldn't be a biggie anyway.
> Hope this helps,
> Eric and Deborah
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> ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com
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> *Technology Department Editor, _Technical Communication_
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