[uf-discuss] Confused about telephone numbers in hCard

Scott Reynen scott at randomchaos.com
Sun Jul 1 19:34:28 PDT 2007

On Jul 1, 2007, at 6:21 PM, Paul Wilkins wrote:

>>>> <div class="tel"><abbr class="type" title="work">Toll-free  
>>>> Phone:</abbr>
>>>> <span class="value">1-800-670-5861</span></div>
>>> This is the correct way to markup that you're after.
>> According to the spec, certainly; but it runs up against the known  
>> problem of abusing the abbr element:
> According to the maxim: "People first, machines second" how should  
> the following text be marked up so that it works with existing tools?
> Toll-free Phone: 1-800-670-5861

If it doesn't bother you for humans using screen readers to hear that  
as "work 1-800-670-5861," the markup above is fine.  If that does  
bother you, the following is valid, though it doesn't specify to  
machines that it's a work number:

<div class="tel">Toll-free Phone: <span class="value">1-800-670-5861</ 


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