[thelist] Getting iPhone to dial-on-click

Rick Alexander tralexan at comcast.net
Mon Jan 31 16:48:34 CST 2011


I have this working at http://iphone.tsdeaf.org/phone.html. Works fine 
for all I have asked to try it. There are no tags for the phone numbers 
in the html.

The difference I see right away is in how the number is formatted. Mine 
are 555-555-5555, no parentheses.


On 1/31/2011 5:29 PM, Frank Marion wrote:
> It was my understanding that the iPhone should automatically parse out 
> telephone numbers and make them click-and-dial sort of deal, but I'm 
> having a hard time getting that to happen.
> The phone number as-is does not work, yet is in (555) 555-5555 format.
> The tel://+1-555-555-5555 formatted link doesn't seem to work. And 
> even if THIS one did, I'd like it to dial locally as well, since the 
> website is local to a specific area, meaning not needing to dial 1 first.
> How to I get an iPhone to recognize and autodial a phone number from a 
> website's page?
> Thanks.
> -- 
> Frank Marion
> lists [_at_] frankmarion.com

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