[uf-discuss] Currency Quickpoll: Preliminary results

Mike Schinkel mikeschinkel at gmail.com
Sat Oct 14 12:47:12 PDT 2006

>> Consider (for example):
>>        The £ was worth 2.50 dollars
>> or:
>>        £1 was worth 2.50 dollars 

Those are edge cases which require additional complexity. I'm advocating
that edge cases, which are certainly in the 20 percentile or less have the
complexity whereas the more common use-cases (certainly more than 80
percentile) should require less complex markup.

Most of the time we see just $2.50 or just £1. My point is "Why require all
the overhead (which will likely cause this microformat not to get used very
often) in order to support far less common use-cases with the same markup?"

>From my experience of running a small internet retailer for 12 years, I'm
pretty sure we'd have moved quickly to implement markup if all it required
was a span around a price, but if it required understanding a logic tree to
get it right, we would have been put off implementing it for a good long
while if ever. JMTCW.


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In message <025f01c6ee78$90ab00d0$2102fea9 at Guides.local>, Mike Schinkel
<mikeschinkel at gmail.com> writes

>Alternately, can't the symbols be extracted as not being alphanumeric 

Consider (for example):

        The £ was worth 2.50 dollars

        £1 was worth 2.50 dollars

>currency proposal at
>http://microformats.org/wiki/currency-brainstorming#Andy_Mabbett just 
>seems really complex to me (but maybe it has to be.)

I'd say the latter, but if, not, try paring away whatever you consider
unnecessary, and see at what point you'd stop.

Note also my recent message about the reasons for needing to identify the
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