[uf-discuss] 'currency' microformat straw-man proposal.
Charles Iliya Krempeaux
supercanadian at gmail.com
Fri Sep 22 11:31:15 PDT 2006
On 9/21/06, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
> 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.
I think I understand you question now.
The answer is that I do NOT think this is any body like ISO or ANSI
that has "CDN" as a currency code.
It is only a defacto standard used by Canadians. (And maybe others...
but I don't have enough info to confirm or deny that.)
Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.
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