[Zope] Remote site indexing & search with Zope/ZCatalog

Jonathan Hobbs toolkit at magma.ca
Wed Feb 2 09:03:22 EST 2005

----- Original Message -----
From: "Duane Raymond" <duane.raymond at gmail.com>
> I'm looking to implement a product to index a list of non Zope sites
> (ideally with ZCatalog) and then make them available for searching via
> Zope.  Anyone done (or tried) something like this before?

Have a look at www.shopwiser.com

The back-end crawls web sites and then loads the data into a zcatalog.  The
front-end enables users to search the zcatalog and displays/formats the
results.  This is an in-house project which was developed using dtml,
scripts and external methods (ie. its not a 'product').

So the short answer is 'yes, it can be done! (and has been many times i am


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