[Wikipedia-l] ISBN links

Brion VIBBER brion at pobox.com
Thu Aug 29 20:24:10 UTC 2002

lcrocker at nupedia.com wrote:
> It's actually easier to implement as a special page as Brion
> points out: ISBNs will generate a link to
> "/wiki/Special:Booksources?isbn=XXXXX", and that special page
> will have links to Pricescan, AddAll, Amazon, or whatever else
> we feel like adding, and even text explaining the different
> benefits of each site.

This has the added benefit for the paranoid anti-corporate set of not 
making it look like Wikipedia is forcing commercial links down the 
throats of the unwary.  Remember, we don't want to end up looking like 
The Fact Factory. ;)

-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com)

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