[uf-discuss] Currency microformat
leikam at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 20 09:10:52 PDT 2006
--- Ben Buchanan <wzqtptl02 at sneakemail.com> wrote:
> So the reason for a container beyond that is to associate
> the unit
> with the number and to associate the unit with a
> standard. Plus it
> allows for further development of the microformat.
As I understand the uf principles "further development
of the microformat" shouldn't be a goal in itself. Further
development of some practical solution to some real problem
should be the goal.
> It defines
> a) we're talking about money - ISO standard implied,
> b) we're talking about the USD variety,
> c) we're talking fifty units of that money,
> d) a parser could work out the numbers and the symbol.
OK, that seems clear to me, but why does it matter that we
do this? What's a parser going to *do* once it understands
numbers and currency symbols? As others have asked in this
thread, what's the use case?
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