[whatwg] Placement of currency symbols

Matthew Thomas mpt at myrealbox.com
Wed Sep 1 08:15:34 PDT 2004

On 2 Sep, 2004, at 1:46 AM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> ...
>> And prefixing or affixing currency symbols hardly needs help from
>> special Web Forms markup.
> How would you do it? Assuming you want the currency symbol to appear in
> the text box?
> ...

Er, I wouldn't assume that a currency symbol should ever appear inside 
a box that only accepts one currency. Doing that would give the 
misleading impression that (1) people had to retain (or retype) the 
currency symbol in the field when editing the value, and that (2) they 
could use a different currency if they wished. The former would slow 
people down unnecessarily, and the latter could cause nasty mistakes.

Matthew Thomas

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