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

Guillaume Lebleu gl at brixlogic.com
Thu Sep 21 16:02:06 PDT 2006

A little detail. Shoulnd't it be:

<abbr class="currency" title="Canadian dollar">C$</abbr>


CAD being itself an abbreviation.

BTW, I think in this context "currency" as a class name makes sense.

I proposed earlier having a "currencyamount" class name that would 
contain a value (expressed as text or numerical) and and optionally a 
currency (optional b/c if we imagine a table of 1000s or rows containing 
currency amounts, we may not want to have the currency symbol/code next 
to each entry, but only in the <th>).

<span class="currencyamount">100<abbr class="currency" 


Andy Mabbett wrote:
> In message <45131375.4020608 at brixlogic.com>, Guillaume Lebleu
> <gl at brixlogic.com> writes
>> Looks like there are many others:
>> There are various common abbreviations to distinguish the Canadian
>> dollar from others: while the ISO <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interna
>> tional_Organization_for_Standardization> currency code <http://en.wikip
>> edia.org/wiki/ISO_4217> *CAD* (a three-character code without monetary
>> symbols <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Currency_sign>) is common, no
>> single system is universally accepted. *C$* is recommended by the
>> Canadian government (e.g., per /The Canadian Style/ guide) and is used
>> by the International Monetary Fund <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intern
>> ational_Monetary_Fund>, while /Editing Canadian English/ indicates
>> *Can$* and *CDN$*; both guides note the ISO scheme/code. The
>> abbreviation *CA$* is also used, e.g., in some software packages.
> Any of which can be marked up thus:
>         <abbr class="currency" title-"CAD">C$</abbr> [1]
> since any of them is a "symbol" representing CAD.
> [1] or whatever "class" we eventually decide on.

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