davehodg at gmail.com
Sun Jan 6 00:26:06 GMT 2008
On 5 Jan 2008, at 22:48, Peter Corlett wrote:
> On 5 Jan 2008, at 18:30, Simon Wistow wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 04, 2008 at 02:55:52PM +0000, Dave Cantrell said:
>>> There's a bug in the magic that converts XML into HTML for the
>>> website -
>>> if a book has an ISBN-13 (and all new books should now) then the
>>> URL used to linked them is broken cos ASINs are still only 10
>> Is there a mapping from ISBN-13 to ASIN? If not I'll hack the
>> logic to
>> just not link.
> This page:
> suggests that you're supposed to do an Amazon API call to get an
> ASIN from an ISBN-13, which is a bit suboptimal. However, an easy
> and obvious thing to do is to convert ISBN-13s starting 978 to
> ISBN-10s and then use that as the ASIN.
Isn't that a cache-able do-once on first load of the book...?
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