[uf-new] Receipt microformat

Scott Reynen scott at makedatamakesense.com
Tue Jul 17 17:07:13 PDT 2007

On Jul 17, 2007, at 5:10 PM, Storset, Leif wrote:

> We are interested in both bills/invoices and receipts. Indeed the two
> are so similar that we should consider making them one and the same.

Microformats should start as simple as possible, not as comprehensive  
as possible.  We can always add more later, but we can't make  
something simpler later.

> If we go for a single format, the question is what to call it. Would
> hBill or hReceipt be okay, or should we go for a generalized (possibly
> over-generalized) hPurchase or hShopping-like name?

Names should be put off as long as possible, so they can be chosen  
based on a more complete idea of what we're naming.  There's nothing  
about the collection or analysis of examples that requires a name, so  
until those are done, we shouldn't choose any name.  If we're talking  
about receipts, "receipts" is a perfectly good term to use in  
discussion until a more unique microformat name becomes necessary  
(i.e. when there's an actual microformat to name).

Scott Reynen

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