Yes - unfortunately all HTML - Was Php/Postgres on the site - so much fun and games getting that working correctly. Hybrid Cd-rom's aren't really the issue - it's creating valid data that will work with both. Relative links simply will not work correctly - Example structure: [cdrom] Index.html [cdrom][assets]banner.gif ../assets/banner.gif - works on pc - doesn't work on mac (when written from pc) ../assets/banner.gif - works on pc (ish) - works only on ie for mac (when written from mac) /assets/banner.gif - works on pc - doesn't work on mac (when written from pc) /assets/banner.gif - doesn't work on pc - works on latest safari and ie for mac (when written from mac) I find that incredibly confusing - What gives us a major problem is making video assets available in both hfs and iso9660 partitions of the disk. Even trying to explain this to our web designer gives me a headache - add to that one of the core requirements (that was agreed before I had a chance to dig my oar in!) was that the CD would autorun for all users - given that most users will disable autorun/autostart it's going to be a pretty silly argument. </rant> We've aiming to put over 100 video assets on the disc encoded for windows media player - there simply isn't enough space if I develop the two "sites" to run side by side off the same cd! *tears hair out* Thanks anyway Aardvark - will continue having a fiddle -----Original Message----- From: aardvark [mailto:roselli at earthlink.net] Sent: 17 June 2003 13:27 To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: Re: [thelist] surreal mac/pc website cdrom question > From: "Scott Harman" <scott at enteractiontv.com> [...] > I've been commissioned to build a mac/pc cd-rom containing a > completely cross-platform site for offline viewing. HTML? > For starters I'm not 100% sure on how to author a disc for both > purposes (I'm sure I can find a solution) but what about the actual > support for flash and video objects? Googling for a solution comes up > with hundreds of answers for PC - but zip for mac usage. look for info on burning hybrid CD-ROMs... > Does anyone here have any experience in this, or have any advice on > how to author this to work on both? The last thing we want to do is > alienate any potential users - but at the same time, unless we're > getting 500 mac users of a production run of 5000 discs I don't think > it's viable spending most of my development time purely working of mac > support, rather than quality of the overall offering. i just wrapped up a hybrid CD-ROM that autoruns a Flash movie on both Mac and Windows... that's not so hard... if you're trying to autorun web pages off a CD-ROM, you'll need a utility to launch the browser (Duckware is where i got mine) on Wintel, but i can't address auto- running HTML on a Mac... at least not right now... -- yet another book: The Web Professional's Handbook http://amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1904151221/evoltorg02-20 ISBN: 1904151221 -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ Evolt.org conference in London, July 25-27 2003. Register today at http://evolt.org.uk For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !