[uf-discuss] hcard real world application

Gary Barber gazbe at radharc.com.au
Tue Nov 14 05:22:03 PST 2006

Frances Berriman wrote:
> On 11/14/06, Gary Barber <gazbe at radharc.com.au> wrote:
>> In these cases  AFAIK the numbers will not work with an international
>> prefix attached or if they do they just remap to the :real number,
>> Putting the code on inferred it will work at free call for the
>> international dialing. This is not the case.
>> The point in case is what would you do it you had a Australia freecall
>> and say a New Zealand Freecall number for the same address in the
>> Australia.  (this maybe a bad case,but you get the idea). I think its a
>> little more common than you think. Especially for countries that have
>> close trading and geographical ties.  So you can't rely on the address
>> as the address main be in  Australia  and the other free phone for New
>> Zealand.
> Maybe we could use an example - have you got one that illustrates the
> specific problem?
> Phone numbers are designed so that their location *can* be machine (or
> human with a look up table) inferred from the digits alone.  Even
> cell/mobile phones are fixed to a country by their digits.



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