[uf-discuss] 'currency' microformat straw-man proposal.
Charles Iliya Krempeaux
supercanadian at gmail.com
Wed Sep 20 18:04:12 PDT 2006
On 9/20/06, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
> 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?
I don't know of any specific alternate specifications.
Although I have seen evidence that there are others.
For example, with ISO 4127, "Canadian Dollars" has the code "CAD".
However, I have also seen the code "CDN" used for "Canadian Dollars".
I don't know specification that is from though.
IMO, it would be better to be forward thinking an allow for the
possibility of other currency codes.
> >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?
My suggestion would be to not have a default, and always specify a
"type" (like "iso4127").
> >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?
What if the money class is contained/nested in yet another piece of
Semantic HTML. There could be confusion in that case.
I think we've had problems like that when the hAtom class names were
being decided on.
Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.
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