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From: Uri Guttman
August 28, 2002 22:15
Message ID: email@example.com
>>>>> "IT" == Iain Truskett <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
IT> * Uri Guttman (email@example.com) [29 Aug 2002 14:51]:
>> why not just link to the image from the book's home page?
IT> Because, ideally, we have two to three versions.
IT> Thumb for the index pages. Medium for the book pages, and perhaps a
IT> Large for those who want to see the cover to some degree of detail.
so why not have 3 links? same thing as one but you store 3 url's in the
DB (if the book has all 3 sizes).
IT> We could always cache and Magick them, but then we'd be storing =)
my whole point. why store when we don't have to.
IT> There's another kettle of fish. Some places don't even like links to
IT> images from pages that aren't on their servers.
well, we can deal with that later. this is a non-profit info site. we
can ask the major publishers for permission (o'reilly and manning will
surely let us. i bet most of the others will too).
IT> Anyone feel like writing to some publishers and asking what they like?
IT> I think there's some legal thing that lets you play with the covers
IT> (since it's in a review/organisational context rather than trying to
IT> sell some competing product). But, IANAL.
i can do it for those two as i know people there. i don't know the other
publishers. i think we could just do the linking and let them complain
first. then we get permission or drop them. it is free publicity (unless
the book sux) so they probably won't mind. out site should help sell
books which is what they want.
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