[uf-discuss] First version of Currency proposal
scott at randomchaos.com
Wed Oct 11 20:51:35 PDT 2006
On Oct 11, 2006, at 6:33 PM, Guillaume Lebleu wrote:
> Scott Reynen wrote:
>> So which of these tasks should we aim to make simple? I'd say the
>> latter, because it's far more common (well over 80%, I think).
> I think we agree here. $99 is more common than 99c, so the former
> should be simpler to microformat than the latter. Where it seems we
> differ in opinion is that the latter should still be possible to
I don't think disagree there at all, and I'm not sure where you got
> To paraphrase you, what is simpler? to give a solution, although a
> bit less simple, to the minority of people who uses "99c", or to
> ask them to change the way they do things and use "$0.99"? I
> believe in the former.
I'll repeat my example here, because it doesn't require altering the
published content at all:
<span class="money"><abbr class="amount" title="0.99">99</abbr><abbr
That would be displayed as: 99¢, just like your examples. It doesn't
prevent anyone from using the microformat. It just requires them to
provide a machine-readable equivalent in the standard dollar unit,
just like we provide machine-readable date equivalents in the
standard ISO 8601 format, despite published date formats varying widely.
> I think you'll agree that the following is pretty simple:
> <span class="money"><abbr class="currency" title="USD">$</
> abbr><span class="amount">99</span></span>
> And most people in this community seems to be in agreement with this.
I haven't seen anyone disagree with this.
> Now, what do we offer to people who use amounts in U.S. cents on
> their Web site.
Have them provide dollar equivalents in abbr titles, while
maintaining the exact same published content.
> Nothing or something?
No one is suggesting nothing, so I'm not sure why you're discussing
that option here.
> If we want to offer something, then for "70 US cents" as in http://
> from=storylhs, we could have:
> <span class="money"><span class="amount">70</span> <abbr
> class="currency" title="USD">US</abbr> <abbr class="unit"
We could, but what are the advantages of this over the example above?
> My 2 cents
My 0.02 dollars.
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