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

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Thu Sep 21 15:18:36 PDT 2006

In message
<84ce626f0609211353h41d5a569se8d80a3c42b16085 at mail.gmail.com>, Charles
Iliya Krempeaux <supercanadian at gmail.com> writes

>> >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.
>> What currency code uses "CDN" for Canadian dollars - or we going to have
>> people inventing their own currency codes, too?
>Well... I use "CDN".  (I'm Canadian BTW.)  Until I read the ISO 4127
>spec, I don't think I've noticed "CAD" being used.  But I've seen
>"CDN" all over the place.
>Even at the currency exchage stores (that I've been to) I believe they
>use "CDN".
>It's a defacto standard.  (Just because ISO doesn't give "CDN" its
>blessing and tells people to use "CAD" doesn't mean people will.)

I'm not disputing that it's used; you've said "...other currency codes
(besides ISO 4127) could be used..."; and I'm asking what currency code
uses CDN. Seems you can't name one.
Andy Mabbett
                Say "NO!" to compulsory ID Cards:  <http://www.no2id.net/>

                Free Our Data:  <http://www.freeourdata.org.uk>

More information about the microformats-discuss mailing list