Re: [VCARDDAV] Make a table for TEL TYPE values

Andy Mabbett <andy@pigsonthewing.org.uk> Thu, 04 November 2010 17:44 UTC

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On 4 November 2010 17:16, Simon Perreault <simon.perreault@viagenie.ca> wrote:
> On 2010-10-12 02:42, Rohit Khare wrote:
>> * 6.4.1 Editorial suggestion: make a table? it’s a wall of text and as a
>> dev, I’d appreciate the Least You Have To Know (TM).
>
> Consider it done.
>
>      The property can include the parameter "TYPE" to specify intended
>      use for the telephone number.  The predefined values for the TYPE
>      parameter are:
>
>   +-----------+-------------------------------------------------------+
>   | Value     | Description                                           |
>   +-----------+-------------------------------------------------------+
>   | text      | Indicates that the telephone number supports text     |
>   |           | messages (SMS).                                       |
>   | voice     | Indicates a voice telephone number.                   |

That format of table isn't very accessible. It certainly won't play
well in a text reader

If a tabular layout is needed perhaps:

       Value          Description
       =====        =========

       text             Indicates that the telephone number supports text
                         messages (SMS).

       voice           Indicates a voice telephone number.

would suffice; but it's still not ideal.

[...]

>   | textphone | Indicates a telecommunication device for the deaf.    |

better wording would be:

  Indicates a telecommunication device for people with hearing or
speech difficulties.


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Andy Mabbett
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