[uf-discuss] First version of Currency proposal
gl at brixlogic.com
Wed Oct 11 14:13:48 PDT 2006
Scott Reynen wrote:
> What I'm suggesting is that everything be treated as dollars in USD
> and everything be treated as Yen in JPY. Isn't that how most
> applications and people deal with money anyway?
I think this will indeed work in most cases.
There are some examples on the Web that make use of cents, and my design
philosophy with this proposal was to make simple things simple to
microformat, and complex things possible to microformat, without
requiring publishers to change some of their practices:
But we certainly could, if this is the consensus of this community, to
enforce that all microformatted money amounts be expressed in the
default unit of each currency.
What I have seen in other standardization processes, is the
documentation of the different options explored with benefits/drawbacks
for each, to allow easy side-by-side comparison by the community. I
think this will be my next step.
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