[uf-discuss] Currency microformat

Ciaran McNulty mail at ciaranmcnulty.com
Tue Jul 18 00:57:37 PDT 2006

On 7/18/06, Charles Iliya Krempeaux <charles at reptile.ca> wrote:
> Maybe something like...
>     Pay me <abbr class="currency" title="CAD">$</abbr>5.00 now!

Something along these lines would be pretty sensible IMO

> Some other things to consider...  there might be an implicit currency
> that comes with what's defined in the HTML "lang" attribute.  Like if
> you have lang="fr-CA" than you could assume the currency is CAD.  (But
> that takes some intelligence to do that kind of mapping.)

I'm very wary of this - a website in France might want to provide an
English translation for international customers, but shouldn't have to
then convert all the costs into GBP, for instance.

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