[uf-discuss] Re: Currency + Unit of
measurement (Was: Currency+Product)
gl at brixlogic.com
Tue Oct 3 14:50:53 PDT 2006
Scott Reynen wrote:
> I think this is a good example of the benefits of modularization. I
> think all of these various measurements would be more useful if they
> were more widely published, and I think the best way to get them
> widely published is to keep them as separate microformats addressing
> specific problems. We'll end up missing the most important
> information related to currency if we attempt an ocean-boiling
> currency-and-everything-related microformat.
There are still 2 separate sections for measure and currency, and I
intend to keep it this way. But it was useful to look at both right away
to see how they could be used as modules.
> For example, two of the above examples have no markup indicating the
> value of the price. It doesn't do much good to know you're talking
> about barrels of oil and US dollars if I don't know what the value
> is. I assume this was just an oversight, but it's the kind of
> oversight we can avoid by keeping currency focused on currency and
> relegating everything else to more specific microformats (e.g.
> history, measurement, hListing). $50 is $50 whether I'm spending it
> on a barrel of oil or receiving it for an hour of work.
This was an oversight as I was focusing on the aspects at hand. It
should have read:
<span class="price"><span class="value">25</span> (<abbr
class="currency" title="USD">USD</abbr> <span
class="unitdivider">per</span> <span class="unit"
Although in some simple contexts, I don't think "value" is required.
<span class="price">25<abbr class="currency" title="USD">USD</abbr></span>
What do you think?
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