Website bug

Dave Hodgkinson davehodg at
Sun Jan 6 11:47:22 GMT 2008

On 6 Jan 2008, at 01:43, Peter Corlett wrote:

> 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 :)

I've got a code-fragment to do Amazon API calls. I did it for  
delicious library to amazon store syncing
but it would be a start.

Dave Hodgkinson
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