Phone number links (Was: [uf-discuss] Potential accessibility spin-off from hCard)

Scott Reynen scott at
Mon Oct 9 06:45:29 PDT 2006

On Oct 8, 2006, at 3:37 PM, Bob Jonkman wrote:

> Phone numbers have a URI identifier of "tel" [1], useful for  
> protocol handlers that understand
> VOIP or faxes.
> eg:
> <span class="vcard"><span class="fn">Bob Jonkman</span>, <a  
> class="tel" href="tel:+1-416-555-
> 1212">+1-416-555-1212</a></span>

FYI, Skype is promoting callto: links [1], which seem to do the same  
thing, as well as skype: links [2], which are obviously specific to  
their product.  I wrote a Greasemonkey script that wraps callto:  
links around tel values.  It's GPL and could be easily changed to use  
tel: (or skype: or whatever) instead.



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