[uf-discuss] Currency microformat

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Tue Jul 18 12:08:03 PDT 2006

On Jul 17, 2006, at 11:24 PM, Ben Buchanan wrote:

> Hi all,
> A recent discussion with a travelling friend has sparked some ideas
> about a microformat for displaying prices and other currency-based
> figures.
> The classic problem example would be a page stating a price of "$50".
> Is that Australian dollars? US dollars? Monopoly money? :)
> So anyway I'm following The Process
> (http://microformats.org/wiki/process) and I'm up to searching for
> existing formats/work. So far I've only seen the ISO standard for
> three-letter codes, no format or microformat for consistently
> displaying them.
> Does anyone know of relevant resources I should check out?

It'd be interesting to see how e-commerce sites do this. Especially  
sites like amazon which have seperate stores in different languages  
and currencies. Try documenting their markup on http:// 
microformats.org/wiki/currency-examples .


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