[uf-discuss] hcard real world application

James Darling james at abscond.org
Tue Nov 14 03:57:00 PST 2006

I don't believe saying the charge in a machine readable format is  
necessary, as each country (or at least here in the UK) have certain  
prefixes for certain charges, i.e. here all freephone are 0800, 0500  
or 0808 i believe. 0845 is local rate and 09** is premium rate and so  
on. So although it is good for you to say the charge in a human  
readable format, I don't believe it's necessary to make it machine  
readable, as the prefix does that anyway.

As for location for phone number, I don't know too much about this,  
but I think usually it can be assumed the number is located in the  
country of the address. Yours is an exception, and perhaps it would  
be good to declare which country code the number is located in, it  
would make figuring out charges using the above easier. I don't know  
if this has been discussed. I think it depends on how common this  
would be.

James Darling
james at abscond.org

On 14 Nov 2006, at 11:36, Gary Barber wrote:

> I have been  slowly implementing microformats across our clients  
> sites.
> However I have noted a number of instances within a few addresses  
> that just don't seem to fit in microformats.
> *Case 1*
> Reply Paid Addresses
> eg
> Reply Paid 61461
> Locked Bag 1233 (okay this bit is the class="post-office-box")
> "Reply Paid 61461" Its not really a post-office-box strictly  or is  
> in bundled in the post-office-box class
> *Case 2*
> Freecall numbers
> you can have telephone numbers of the type
> home (allowed for)
> work (allowed for)
> fax  (allowed for)
> cell  (allowed for)
> pager (allowed for)
> and then you can also
> Freecall  (no allowance)
> Freefax (no allowance)
> *Case 3*
> How do you express the case of an address as
> Work telephone (understand this one)
> Fax number (understand this one)
> this is the bit I'm having trouble with
> Freecall (from one country - AU eg 1800 1234 1234)
> Freecall (from another country - NZ 800 232 222)
> in this case the numbers all go to the work telephone just they are  
> free to use (well local call costs)
> So how do I render this in microformats.
> Sorry if its on the wiki, or this is the wrong list, just its not  
> that clear.
> -- 
> Gary
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