[uf-discuss] 'currency' microformat straw-man proposal.

Charles Iliya Krempeaux supercanadian at gmail.com
Wed Sep 20 11:22:22 PDT 2006

Hello Andy,

I didn't completely follow all of the last currency thread.  (Got busy
at work, and lost track of the thread.)

But here's what we are doing...

Something that renders as...


Would have the markup...

    <abbr class="iso4217 &#164;" title="CAD">$</abbr>5.00

Also... I add the following style right in there to...
style="text-decoration:none;border:0;" (to make it look better).  But
I didn't want to add non-essential stuff in the example above, so it's
not in there.

Note that &#164; is the currency symbol -- ¤.  See the following for
more info on that symbol...

Also, the ISO 4217 specification specifies those 3 letter currency codes.

I'll provide a link to it once this software upgrade launches.  (It
was suppose to have launched yesterday, but the in-house user testing
is slowing it down.  They keep on finding bugs.)  But it's part of
this site...

See ya

On 9/20/06, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
> The proposal for a 'currency'  microformat, for marking-up amounts of
> money, seems moribund. This is unfortunate, as a number of other formats
> (hListing, job, hReview, book, etc.), might make use of it.
> I have, therefore, put up a "straw-man" proposal, at:
>   <http://microformats.org/wiki/currency-brainstorming#Straw_man_proposal
> >
> Please feel free to critique it, and, in particular, highlight any
> examples for which it does not cater.
> --
> Andy Mabbett
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