[uf-discuss] Confused about telephone numbers in hCard

Rickards, Julian (NDM) julian.rickards at ontario.ca
Fri Jun 29 10:27:21 PDT 2007

The third code block works in Tails Export and doesn't use <abbr>, is
this what you want?


-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Kaply

I believe you are running into a bug in tails export where <abbr>
doesn't work.

Can you try a test page that doesn't use abbr but still uses type , and
see what happens?


On 6/29/07, Rickards, Julian (NDM) <julian.rickards at ontario.ca> wrote:
> Hi:
> I am still having a bit of trouble with telephone numbers in hCard 
> microformat. The instructions I have read seem to suggest that all I 
> need is to identify that a phone-number is within a class="tel", that 
> the type must be identified (such as work) and that the value should 
> be identified.  The rest of my hCard markup (class="adr") worked fine 
> but the phone numbers proved to be very challenging.
> What I am doing is trying to make my markup work in Outlook 2003 by 
> exporting from Tails Export.
> I started with:
> <div class="tel"><abbr class="type" title="work">Toll-free 
> Phone:</abbr> <span class="value">1-800-670-5861</span></div>
> but the phone entry in Outlook is empty. So I changed the <abbr> to 
> <span> as follows:
> <div class="tel"><span class="work">Toll-free Phone:</span> <span 
> class="value">1-800-670-5861</span></div>
> but now the entry in Outlook appears but it appears as "Toll-free
> 1-800-670-5861". However, I don't want "Toll-free Phone: " in the 
> phone number field.
> So I changed the code to:
> <div>Toll-free Phone: <span class="tel"><span 
> class="work">1-800-670-5861</span></span></div>
> and now it works properly but HTML Tidy gives me a warning about 
> nested spans. So I changed it once again to combine the classes to:
> <div>Toll-free Phone: <span class="tel 
> work">1-800-670-5861</span></div>
> but this results in an empty field in Outlook.
> Why is this so hard to do?

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