I am working with a handful of stores which need to operate on the same catalog. Some stores can be implemented with as additional websites in the primary store's Magento installation, but others require their own servers and database instance.
The stores which require their own database must keep various data in sync for each product SKU. Additionally some of these stores are Magento version 1.6, some 1.7 and some 1.9.
So I set out to accomplish this with the SOAP API (version 1) and have had decent success until working with image media.
All images are hosted on a CDN account and need to reflect this when a database is synchronized with the master. It seems there is no way to set an absoute image URL with the Core SOAP API.
How can I accomplish this while cooperating with the SOAP API and maintain compatibility with Magento versions 1.6 - 1.9 ? I am not able to change any core files, but I can include the framework into my scripts and go from there.