This site was the first ecommerce site I developed. It used cgi-bin and a perl script to total the items and send an email to the client. This wasn’t a true shopping cart, when you selected an item it took you to a form which listed all the items for sale.
We upgraded the site to use mini-vend.pl, a perl script that provided a more modern shopping cart experience, and then, when the project was nearing completion, we had a problem because mini-vend didn’t support netsite server maps. We were able to salvage the project by cutting up the graphics and adding them into cells to the newly introduced Netscape table tags.