[uf-new] Finishing Currency (was: Recipe)

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Fri Sep 28 09:15:43 PDT 2007

In message <46FD0D9D.1070800 at digitalbazaar.com>, Manu Sporny
<msporny at digitalbazaar.com> writes

>There only seems to be one issue with the current proposal:

That's the issue of

        10 cents

having no whole-currency identifier. Some of the solutions there,
including my own, are sub-optimal, not least because their abuse of
"abbr" causes accessibility problems.

Since my last post on the matter, I have given this extra thought.

We could use:

        <abbr class="hmoney" title="USD 0.1">10 cents</abbr>

which has the problem that "GBP" is, itself, an abbreviation.

This could be expanded thus:

        <abbr title="10 cents">
           <abbr class="hmoney" title="USD 0.1">10 cents</abbr>

though I have yet to ascertain the accessibility of that model.

My preference would be to use the previously-described
"[[title-trigger]] solution:

        <span class="hmoney title-trigger" title="USD 0.1">
           10 cents

In the latter, the rule for the title is that it MUST contain only an
ISO 4217 currency code and a numeric value, (in either order) separated
by a space.

Andy Mabbett

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