[uf-new] Finishing Currency

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Fri Sep 28 16:06:29 PDT 2007

In message <46FD3EE2.7050106 at brixlogic.com>, Guillaume Lebleu 
<gl at brixlogic.com> writes

 >>>Another solution, conceptually, would be to use the ideas used in
 >>>XBRL, and markup on a separate page/footnote/legend the definition "1
 >>>cent is 1/100th of a US dollar", and then refer to that definition
 >>>using the include pattern from the page containing the "10 cents"

>Andy Mabbett wrote:
>> Can you provide examples of people publishing such a legend, 
>>alongside  prices and other such monetary amounts?

>See http://investor.google.com/fin_data.html - top legend. These are 
>very common in tabular reporting.

I don't see anything like "1 cent is 1/100th of a US dollar" on that 

>> Of the two models, which do you think would be easier, for publishers?

>I think in your example, the easiest for publisher would be to mark up 
>"cent" as the unit/denomination and as the currency as in:
><span class="hmoney">10 <span class="unit" title="cent"><span 
>class="currency" title="USD">cents</span></span></span>

You didn't answer my question; and your example has titles on spans. How 
do you think they would work?

>> Which do you think would be more efficient - +/- 1 million publishers 
>>make that statement, including it in the code  of, say, 100 parsers?
>A parser can embed in its implementation the definition that "a cent = 
>one 100th of a dollar". Or, this definition can be declared somewhere, 
>ideally marked up via POSH so that the parser is generic.

So are you now retracting your suggestion that publishers include such 
statements on their pages?

Andy Mabbett

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