[html5] Address/Email/Phone Elements
ian at hixie.ch
Wed Jul 28 15:39:09 PDT 2010
On Thu, 8 Apr 2010, winthan at artgarden.asia wrote:
> Well, we have now <address> tags supports in every browsers now.
> But is there any tags for email, webURL, Phone, zipcode. I don't think
> we do have them yet.
> 123 HTML 5
> <email>HTML5 at HTML5.com</email>
Note that <address> is not for postal addresses. It's for contact
information for the Web page's author.
> As you know, we have used callto:+123456789 in href attribute of <a>
> element. But I feel like it is not successful tag too. That works only
> in IE for net-meeting calling.
tel: works pretty reliably in phones these days.
> [...]create new tags for <phone> to make call with VOIP services from
> Browsers. VOIP services can be added like search engines we have in
> browsers. Users can define which VOIP services they want to use.
You can do this with tel: pretty reliably. I don't think we need a new
> I would like to add webURL elements for next draft, as you know, we can
> save time for coding. whatever we use website name with WebURL, the site
> will be open in new browser.
<a href="...">...</a> isn't such a big deal.
> Regarding about Email tags we can use for next HTML, we can protect our
> email address from email address crawler/Grabber/Spider. On the other
> hands,when you click that email address, appropriate email client will
> take action to send the email like we do have now
> "mailto:email at domain.com" for a tag.
Surely an e-mail address crawler could just decode the e-mail address just
like a mail client could?
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