Website bug

Peter Corlett abuse at
Sun Jan 6 00:43:13 GMT 2008

On 6 Jan 2008, at 00:26, Dave Hodgkinson wrote:
> On 5 Jan 2008, at 22:48, Peter Corlett wrote:
>> 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...?

Yep, although it involves somebody setting up an account and writing  
code to perform the API call which is much more work than just lopping  
the 978 off the front and recalculating the checksum.

Given the choice of more work or less work to achieve a given goal, I  
know which I prefer :)

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