Re: Euro currency sign

Rob (wlkngowl@unix.asb.com)
Wed, 15 Oct 1997 23:31:25 -0500


Message-Id: <199710160336.XAA29815@unix.asb.com>
From: "Rob" <wlkngowl@unix.asb.com>
To: Carrasco Benitez Manuel <manuel.carrasco@emea.eudra.org>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 23:31:25 -0500
CC: www-international@w3.org, www-html@w3.org
In-reply-to: <5DFB753C1329D1119DEC00805F15C342D8B7@WS015>
Subject: Re: Euro currency sign

On 15 Oct 97, Carrasco Benitez Manuel <manuel.carrasco@emea.eudra.org> 
  wrote:

> [..]
> HTML ENTITY
> An entity should be included in HTML for the euro.  It is proposed:
> 
>                    &euro;

Hey, why not an entity name for every possible currency sign? Heck, add 
religious symbols and national flags too. Yuck!

Seriously, at this stage in HTML's development adding new entities is a 
messy proposition.

Adding some type of general entity or element that takes into account a 
document's language and region and formats the currency, thousanth 
markers and decimals would be a nice idea... if you could travel back in 
time to amend the original HTML draft. It's a bit late to add something 
like that as well.

Rob