[whatwg] simple numbers

Christoph Päper christoph.paeper at crissov.de
Tue Dec 11 05:56:44 PST 2007

2007-12-11 06:20 Ian Hickson:
> I considered all the feedback on having a <number> element (or  
> similar),
> quoted below.
> While I think there is certainly something to be said for the  
> proposal, I
> don't think there is enough evidence that authors really want or need
> this.

JFTR: <http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:UnitsFormatter>

Its scope is a little different (and it should probably comply to the  
Unified Code for Units of Measure <http://aurora.regenstrief.org/UCUM/ 
ucum.html>), but it's one little proof at least that the idea itself  
is not just esoteric or academic.

> I think we should focus on having CSS support this first.

I consider localised numbers (and dates) inside non-localised text  
harmful, but this markup / metadata is useful for extraction (of  
several kinds).

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