Can we have isbn tags for books? I'd like to be able to refer to somebody to a title using syntax such as
<isbn:1597491098> # 10-digit form <isbn:978-1597491099> # 13-digit form
and have that generate a link to the book information page that also links to some online purchase options?
here's a few examples of how the links might look (using amazon since these links actually work).
- as Roland Shaw and Workshop Alex note, an ISBN number make good sense. Updating accordingly. Note that the online bookstores list the ISBN numbers on the book pages.
- as per random's comment: coz it makes it easy to find out more information about the book!
- I agree that it would be a good place to put an SO referral code. I'm happy to support SO with purchases of stuff I see here. And as Ryan notes, it would be a useful feature for people trying to make self-sustaining Stack Exchange sites.