[uf-discuss] 'currency' microformat straw-man proposal.
gazza at garyjones.co.uk
Wed Sep 20 23:32:18 PDT 2006
Charles Iliya Krempeaux mumbled the following on 21/09/2006 01:30:
> On 9/20/06, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
>> In message <4511C248.1000708 at garyjones.co.uk>, Gazza
>> <gazza at garyjones.co.uk> 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).
We could use other date formats other than ISO8601, but someone (Ryan,
Tantek, et al) made the decision to use that standard.
> What if a new specification comes out and these 3 letter codes from
> ISO 4127 becomes obsolete?
Then, we can move seamlessly across - any new spec would not include
previously used three letter codes as new codes. Those ISO boys aren't
stupid :o) Obselete codes would still be valid in the context of uf and
HTML. Any parsers would have to be aware of being backwards-compatible.
> 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)?
Because the span or abbr that contains in (either within the element, or
within a title attribute) is itself contained within a class="currency"
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