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New Developer
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-20-2009
My Device: Not Specified
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Phone Number Hyperlinking in Browser

Hi All,


My first post, so hi to everyone!!  My problem relates to phone number recognition in the Blackberry Browser:  I have created a simple webpage using ASP and am displaying a series of contact telephone numbers at the bottom of the page.  Whilst phone numbers like 07811987654 will automatically be recognised as phone numbers and be shown as a hyperlink which, when pressed, will phone that number - internal numbers such as 380 are not recognised as phone numbers because they are just a series of numbers.


I have read a lot of articles which state how it is possible to turn off the automatic hyperlinking using the command:


<meta name="x-rim-auto-match" http-equiv="x-rim-auto-match" forua="true" content=none" />


But I cant seem to find any way of configuring the settings to specify numbers that should be shown as hyperlinks.


I was hoping that there is a way that I could manually use html tags to tell the browser to interpret anything between the tags as a phone number.


Is this possible?


Thanks in advance for any advice.

Guru I
Posts: 19,020
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Passport, Playbook, 9320BES
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Re: Phone Number Hyperlinking in Browser

you just have to put the phone number inside a A element.


and http://www.blackberryforums.com/developer-forum/71509-special-bb-html-tags.html

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New Developer
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-20-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Phone Number Hyperlinking in Browser

Thats exactly what I wanted, thank you very much indeed!!