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Why is the description sometimes blank?

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message 1: by Casper (new)

Casper Gasper (caspergasper) | 32 comments Some books seem to have missing descriptions from the XML -- eg. this one is present on the website:

but if you query it via XML, is an empty node:

Is there a reason for this?



message 2: by Michael (new)

Michael Economy (michaeleconomy) I think it has to do with where we got the description and what the permissions associated with relationship are. I'll ask someone who knows better though.

message 3: by Otis (new)

Otis Chandler | 18 comments Yes - many of our book descriptions come from amazon and we aren't - per their terms - allowed to give those to third parties. You can get them yourself from amazons API though.

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