[uf-dev] Testcase clarification

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Mon May 12 10:41:54 PDT 2008

I'm pretty sure the modem:// and fax:// uri schemes have been 
deprecated.  tel:// is the only telephone uri scheme remaining, and 
call type (modem, fax) is left to be negotiated in-band by carrier 
recognition or out-of-band through SIP or similar.[1]

So, ignoring the TEL scheme in an hCard would be the correct behaviour, 
but an explicit TYPE indication should be preserved in the vCard.


[1] http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc3966

>>> 9 May 2008 13:11  gabriele renzi <microformats-
dev at microformats.org>  >>>

> Hi everyone,
> I'm perusing the hCard test suite and it is a great source, thanks for
> it. Yet there is something I'm not clear in the testcase 21-tel.
> Basically, we have a lot of tel fields that use schemes different from
> tel, such as
>    <object class="tel" data="fax:+1.415.555.1239">call me</object> or
>    <a class="tel" href="modem:+1.415.555.1241">call me</a>
> it seems that this should be extracted as simple "tel" poperties
> without type
>   TEL:+1.415.555.1241
> and that the type is only kept when it is made explicit with a "type"
> subproperties.
> Is this correct?
> Why are we ignoring the explicit information in the uri scheme?
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