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Re: Deprecation Warnings for currencies used in transaction?

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2014 14:35:07 +0100
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhL7gEJxYgt7Tv_Md904MfNvxfMi8V7EW-9stu1Fr1pu=Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: ☮ elf Pavlik ☮ <perpetual-tripper@wwelves.org>
Cc: Web Payments <public-webpayments@w3.org>, Arto Bendiken <arto@bendiken.net>
On 2 January 2014 13:33, ☮ elf Pavlik ☮ <perpetual-tripper@wwelves.org>wrote:

> Aloha o/
> I would like to work on recommendation explaining how to issue deprecation
> warnings for currencies of one's own choice. In case someone doesn't feel
> familiar with concept of deprecation, please just see article on
> Wikipedia[1]
> Big part of my work in last years focuses on supporting development of
> great diversity of currencies[2] with personal focus on non-monetary
> currencies. Personally I already deprecated use of monetary currencies over
> 4 years ago, and as various alternatives become more established I would
> see such move as something everyone might realistically consider to make!
> Now, to play it *fair*. I would like that people who still chose to use
> certain currencies (especially those specified in ISO 4217[3]), and already
> plan to quit using them in very near future, while doing so could issue
> proper deprecation warnings. Myself I will soon strictly require issuing
> such warnings in situations when someone uses any of ISO 4217 currencies,
> to acquire an asset with intention of making it available to me / projects
> I work on (eg. registering a domain name, buying train ticket etc.) I
> consider it *not fair* to transfer certain monetary currency, quit using it
> silently together with majority of other people, and this way leave the
> other peer with a virtual number now useless in practice...
> Looking at Web Payments: Commerce Vocabulary spec[4]. Transaction seems to
> me like a proper place to include such warnings. At this moment one could
> possibly only put it in plain old rdfs:comment[5] which has range of
> rdfs:Literal. I would prefer that each warning has proper IRI and links
> back to transaction (preferably even embedding it). Can we add such feature
> to Commerce Vocabulary or I should look for a way to shomehow extend it?
> PayeeRule also sounds like possible place to mention it as well!
> Thank you for all suggestions :)

I think all web payment currencies get translated to a w3id IRI using the
@context settings.  So, aiui, while it looks like a 3 letter ISO code, it
actually get converted to a hyperlink.

Re: deprecation, I'm unsure we've currently reach that point, but if one
currency, or group of currencies, falls out of usage e.g. through a Euro
break up, states gaining independence etc. perhaps that could be put in the
individual currency description.

For example: http://dbpedia.org/page/Deutsche_Mark

> [1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deprecation
> [2] http://polyeconomy.info
> [3] http://www.iso.org/iso/home/standards/currency_codes.htm
> [4] https://web-payments.org/specs/source/vocabs/commerce
> [5] https://dvcs.w3.org/hg/rdf/raw-file/default/rdf-schema/
> index.html#ch_comment
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