[Zope-Annce] Use your cuecat barcode reader from pure DTML

Steve Alexander steve@cat-box.net
Fri, 29 Sep 2000 23:46:30 +0100

Just to show why DTML should not be used for serious programming, I'm
pleased to present a translator from the raw output of a cuecat
barcode-reader into an isbn.


It is written in pure DTML. The source is linked from the page.

Simply ensure the keyboard focus is in the text box, then use your
cuecat to swipe the barcode on a book. Seconds later, read all about
that book on Amazon.com.

Be sure to check that you aren't pre-processing your cue-cat's output
with a linux kernel module, or any such thing.

Steve Alexander
Software Engineer
Cat-Box limited