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

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Wed Sep 20 17:35:49 PDT 2006

In message
<84ce626f0609201730q561491c5yde97bf094d272356 at mail.gmail.com>, Charles
Iliya Krempeaux <supercanadian at gmail.com> writes

>> >I don't think any mention of ISO4217 is needed within the code though;
>> >it could be accepted as the default way of doing it, in the same way
>> >ISO8601 is used for dates, and whatever co-ordinate system is used in
>> >geo, etc.
>> Seconded. It only needs to be specified if there's more than one
>> standard in use.
>But what if others want to use other currency labels?  (Other than
>those specified by ISO 4127).

Such as?

>What if a new specification comes out and these 3 letter codes from
>ISO 4127 becomes obsolete?
>Then what?

What if any other default standard does?

>And what if one or more of these 3 letter codes also stands for
>something else.  Used in some other Semantic HTML (or Microformat)?
>For example.. what if "sit" is used in some other Semantic HTML?  How
>do you know if "sit" represents the Slovenia Tolar or to "sit down" in
>some other Semantic HTML (or something else)?

Inside a "money"-classed span?

Andy Mabbett
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