W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > whatwg@whatwg.org > July 2014

Re: [whatwg] Proposal to add website-* meta extensions

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:44:26 +0200
Message-ID: <53C5222A.1010700@gmx.de>
To: Arpita Bahuguna <a.bah@samsung.com>, whatwg@whatwg.org
On 2014-07-15 12:11, Arpita Bahuguna wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to propose addition of the following three meta extensions:
> website-mail, website-number and website-address.
> Please find below a detailed description for each.
> ------------------- x ------------------------- x
> --------------------------- x --------------------------
> Overview:
> The website-mail meta extension defines a suggested e-mail ID, such as the
> customer support mail ID, specified by the vendor.
> The website-number meta extension defines a proposed phone number, such as
> the customer support number, specified by the vendor.
> The website-address meta extension defines a given address (or geolocation
> tag), such as the vendor's office address or billing address.
> UA's displaying a page containing any or all of these meta extensions could
> then make this information directly available for the user's perusal.
> Oft times visitors have to hunt through a vendor's site for obtaining the
> customer support mail ID, phone number etc. which is mostly hidden behind a
> not so prominently displayed "Help" or "Contact Us" link.
> Vendor's specifying their registered mail ID, phone number and/or their
> address via these meta extensions can thus expect supporting UA's to present
> this information to the user in an easily accessible format, either by way
> of a browser menu option (such as "mail", "call", "map") or via the URL bar
> scheme handler or in another similar format.
> Selecting these menu options, if available, should launch the default mail
> application with the specified mail ID, the dialer application with the
> given contact number or, the default maps application loaded with the
> specified address/location tag respectively.
> No known existing meta extensions with a similar name/intention exist.
> Syntax:
> <meta name="website-mail" content="abc@xyz.com">

This should be a link relation, using by default a "mailto:" URI.

> The content attribute for the website-mail meta extension can take any valid
> email ID.
> <meta name="website-number" content="+1-555-555-5555">

This should have a better name, and also be a link relation, using a 
"tel:" URI.

> The content attribute for the website-number meta extension can take any
> valid phone number.
> <meta name="website-address" content="Jane Doe, 5844 South Oak Street,
> Chicago, Illinois 60667"> or
> <meta name="website-address" content="20.593684;78.96288">
> The content attribute for the website-address meta extension can be any
> string or latitude and longitude separated by a semi-colon.
> Note:
> .         In case multiple instances are found of the same meta extension,
> the last specified one should take precedence.
> ...

In general, a single link to a URI having contact information seems to 
be much simpler to me...

Best regards, Julian
Received on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 12:45:05 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Wednesday, 22 January 2020 17:00:21 UTC