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Subject: Category/Genre missing in APIs & available only on RSS Feeds & Daily Digest
Date Posted: 3/25/2011 3:02 AM ET
Member Since: 2/21/2007
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Is there any specific reason why a book's category is not listed if I request the last 10 books added using the API (http://www.paperbackswap.com/developers/v1-xml.php) instead of using the RSS feed (the RSS feed & the daily digest webpage allows me to filter by genre/category)?

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 3/25/2011 9:43 AM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2005
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Nobody in this forum will know the answer to that. You should ask the site owners / developers by using the Contact Us link at the bottom of the page.

As a programmer, I will tell you that the answer is almost certainly "no, there's no specific reason" or "nobody's ever asked for it before".

Date Posted: 3/25/2011 1:11 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2006
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LOL thank you Cathy.  Trying to understand even the question made my eyes cross and the brain go fuzzy!

Date Posted: 3/25/2011 7:27 PM ET
Member Since: 2/26/2006
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Thanks Denise.  Now I can admit the same thing!  LOL

Date Posted: 3/25/2011 7:37 PM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2007
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whew!!! me too...is that like Greek or something?! wink

Date Posted: 3/26/2011 12:59 AM ET
Member Since: 2/21/2007
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Thanks Cathy. I will contact the site developers as you mentioned.