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    The XML features list mentions support for "Add to Cart". I can't find any reference to it in Amazon.ini or elsewhere. How do I enable this? Thanks.

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    Bryan,

    The "Add to Cart" feature is part of amazon.pl XML v2.10.16; however, this feature is not fully documented yet. It is not difficult to activate, so here are some brief information to add it to your website.

    "Add to Cart" is part of amazon.pl XML's format engine that formats results. Basically, you have to set up a .fmt file in the "amazon-format" directory which came with the .zip file and you should have uploaded already to your webserver's cgi-bin directory (it should have a file called c4.fmt in it already).

    You can create your own .fmt format file that includes an "Add to Cart" formatting code. For some samples of formatting files that show "Add to Cart", see:

    http://www.cusimano.com/scripts/amazon/overview-2.html

    You can download all those sample format files as a .zip file:

    http://www.cusimano.com/scripts/amaz...mat-021105.zip

    Unpack this .zip file and upload the files into your amazon-format directory. You can then access those formats by adding a format=FORMATNAME parameter to your links, such as:

    http://www.bime.com/cgi-bin/amazon.pl?format=c4

    The above sample link will cause the c4.fmt file to be used. Note: Do not include the filename extension as part of the format parameter.

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    A silly question, but if I don't ask...

    Upload in ASCII or binary?

    Thanks.

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    webmistress,

    Upload the format files using ASCII mode since they are text files. If you use binary mode, they would probably still work but I recommend using ASCII.

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    amazon.pl XML v2.11.25 now supports "Add to Cart" feature as part of the default list format used to show results.

    Several configuration variables have been added to configure this feature. The feature is on by default.

    Example: http://www.bime.com/cgi-bin/amazon.pl

    For details, see the Revisions History.

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