[uf-discuss] hCard - Telephone types (cell, office etc)

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Wed Nov 22 12:50:00 PST 2006

In message <6B04C6AB-50C9-4226-A2CA-8DBB41BB5E22 at w3.org>, Karl Dubost
<karl at w3.org> writes

>>> <div>Office: <span class="tel"><span class="type">Work</span> <span
>>> class="value">+44 (0) 121 683 5151</span></span></div>
>> Shouldn't the value be written as:
>>         +441216835151
>> according to international standards for phone numbers?

>Notation for national and international telephone numbers
>Recommendation E.123

which gives:

        Telephone number, national notation:      (042) 123 4567

        Telephone number, international notation: +31 42 123 4567

and states:

        E.123 also recommends that a hyphen (-), space ( ), or period
        (.) be used to visually separate groups of numbers. The
        parentheses are used to indicate digits that are sometimes not
        dialled. Parentheses should not be used in the international

thereby disallowing:

        +44 (0)

Andy Mabbett
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