[uf-discuss] Currency Quickpoll: Preliminary results

Guillaume Lebleu gl at brixlogic.com
Thu Oct 12 15:47:23 PDT 2006

Mike Schinkel wrote:
> * Currency symbol identification "from other part of the text"
This means that in "$25 dollars", we would mark up "$" as the currency 
symbol. See 
http://microformats.org/wiki/currency-brainstorming#Andy_Mabbett under 
symbol bullet for an explanation of this.
> * "Global" currency definition
This means that a currency can be defined once in the document (just 
like you define once a global variable in a program) and then refer to 
when needed, instead of locally defined every time.  See for instance: 
http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/dnav/pet/pet_pri_spt_s1_d.htm where there is a 
global legend "Products in Cents per Gallon", and then the numbers have 
no currency symbol.
> * Amount identification "from other part of the text"
This means that in "$25 dollars" or "twenty five USD dollars", we would 
mark up 25 and twenty-five as amount so that it can easily be extracted 
from the rest of the string. With a numerical value it may not be 
necessary, with a textual representation, it may be necessary. So, 
depending on the scope of the proposal (do we want to support textual, 
another feature choice in the poll), this may be a related important 
feature or not.

Hope this helps.


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