Overview of Receipt exploratory discussion goes here...
The ability to securely purchase items through a web browser has created a large number of sites that contain the entire purchasing process online. It is common that a customer selects the items that they want to buy, a bill is displayed, a purchase occurs and finally a receipt is displayed to the customer. Currently, it is difficult for a computer to understand when a bill is displayed, when a receipt is displayed and what items are a part of that bill or receipt.
Typically, receipts are e-mailed to customers. It would be helpful if there was a better way to extract the receipt data from a website and process it using another piece of software. It would also be beneficial for other Microformats to be able to display a bill or receipt as part of their content. hListing, and hProduct, hAudio are a three examples of Microformats that could use a bill/receipt Microformat.
Bills are pre-purchase items.
Receipts are post-purchase items.
email address(could not find in examples)
- date of order
- order id
- shipping estimate
- delivery estimate
- shipping address
- shipping speed
- shipping preference (item grouping)
- item information
- card type
- last 5 digits
- expiration date
- billing address
- shipping and handling price
- total before tax
- grand total
discount price(could not find in examples)
- Little semantic HTML of interest, except an anchor with id "payment-info"
Analysis of Bills
Analysis of Receipts
Listed below is an overview of existing patterns and practices found in the wild for bill and receipt data.