[mb-style] Release Country ReQUEST
donredman at gmx.de
Sat Jan 7 15:19:02 UTC 2006
On Sat, 07 Jan 2006 06:07:23 +0100, Björn Krombholz wrote:
> On 1/7/06, Schika <schika at schikarts.com> wrote:
>> The problem I currently have:
>> * A release year is known - but not the country. The current situation
>> don't allows me to enter this.
> Right, this would translate into the tuple (YEAR, unknown) and not
> (YEAR, EU) (even if you know, the country is part of the EU).
>> * A release country is known - but not the correct year. The current
>> situation don't allows me to enter this.
> This would be (unknown, COUNTRY) which has nothing to do with EU at
> all, but is part of the same problem.
>> Is this the basis of a reliable database? I don't think so.
> The first to cases could be solved by adding "unknown" as valid values
> to both year and country.
Yes, Yes, and Yes again.
If there are CDs out there of which the release date is known but not the
country, and vice versa, then a reliable database should be able to store
What was the inital reason for the design decision to require both country
and date? Why cannot one be unknown?
Would this induce _any_ problems? I don't see any.
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