[uf-discuss] 'currency' microformat straw-man proposal.
Charles Iliya Krempeaux
supercanadian at gmail.com
Fri Sep 22 11:33:59 PDT 2006
Just out of curiosity, was this inside or outside of Canada?
On 9/21/06, David Janes <davidjanes at blogmatrix.com> wrote:
> I'll just jump in here: I've worked in finance, treasury, risk
> management and banking for the last 10 years. I've only seen CAD used
> technically to refer to Canadian dollars and anyone, from a
> banking/finance _technical_ perspective, is probably mostly interested
> in consuming that form of currency information.
> Regards, etc...
> On 9/21/06, Charles Iliya Krempeaux <supercanadian at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > On 9/21/06, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
> > > In message
> > > <84ce626f0609211126w34a1b760h9bf14a662f7a599b 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.)
> > As far as people inventing their own currency codes.... an
> > organization like ISO or ANSI creating standards codes is really no
> > different from any group doing it. They are just groups of people.
> > After all... if you want to exclude one group... the W3C might say
> > that we here at Microformats.org should not be allowed to create web
> > standards. (We basically say f*** you. We don't need your blessing.)
> > Why not make the standard we are creating be extensible (by making the
> > type of currency code being used be marked explicitly... with the
> > iso4127 class in our case)?
> > That way it will be useful to more people. (That way it will be
> > useful to people who aren't using ISO 4127 cods.) And thus this
> > Microformat will have a better chance of being used. (Also, it can
> > make it so that different groups won't have conflicting ways of
> > marking up currency. And we won't get a big mess.)
> > So... I'm NOT saying that we should NOT use ISO 4127 codes. (I
> > actually think we should use them.) I'm just saying that we should
> > mark that we are using ISO 4127 codes (via a iso4127 class) so that
> > people can use other currency codes too (and not have a bid confused
> > mess).
> > See ya
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