[whatwg] finding a number...

Anne van Kesteren annevk at opera.com
Tue Dec 12 05:36:12 PST 2006

On Tue, 12 Dec 2006 14:31:23 +0100, Henri Sivonen <hsivonen at iki.fi> wrote:
>> why does finding a number in text [1] insist on "." as a decimal  
>> seperator, when , is also very commonly used?
> I think the format should be kept simple (and potentially politically  
> incorrect), because the human-readability is only a legacy fallback  
> issue. That is, users aren't exposed to the number formatting in UAs  
> that actually implement progress bars and gauges.

You might also want to use this algorithm for the proposed class="price".  
In that case you really want to take into account "," as well.

Anne van Kesteren

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