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

Scott Reynen scott at randomchaos.com
Thu Sep 21 12:00:45 PDT 2006

On Sep 21, 2006, at 1:26 PM, Charles Iliya Krempeaux wrote:

> Yes, I agree that we should be using ISO 4127 codes.  (I guess my
> original argumement has gotten lost in the blast of e-mails.)
> What I'm arguing is that... we should throw an iso4127 class name in
> there too so that other currency codes (besides ISO 4127) could be
> used too without (potentially) breaking this or other Semantic HTML
> systems (that either exist now or will exist in the future) for
> marking up currency.

I don't think so.  The currency type doesn't belong in the class name  
because it's content.  It's published today in visible text (even  
when only as "$"), and we shouldn't be hiding information.  And ISO  
codes don't belong in a class name simply because they are less  
comprehensible to publishers than something in plain English like  
"currency."  As Joe pointed out, we can do something like <abbr  
class="currency" title="CAD">CDN</abbr>, so I don't see how this  
would constrain publishers at all.


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