Treehouse

Phone Number Detection in Mobile Safari

By on  

Mobile Safari is chalk full of great features, one of them being the ability to detect phone numbers and turn them into links, allowing the user to tap the link and either call the number or add it to their address book.  There may be some cases where you don't want this functionality to kick in, so here's how you can prevent it:

<meta name="format-detection" content="telephone=no">

This special META tag prevents phone number detection in Mobile Safari.  The "yes" value would obviously enable phone number detection.  Just a quick tip I thought I'd pass on!

ydkjs-4.png

Recent Features

  • Convert XML to JSON with&nbsp;JavaScript

    If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I've been working on a super top secret mobile application using Appcelerator Titanium.  The experience has been great:  using JavaScript to create easy to write, easy to test, native mobile apps has been fun.  My...

  • CSS&nbsp;@supports

    Feature detection via JavaScript is a client side best practice and for all the right reasons, but unfortunately that same functionality hasn't been available within CSS.  What we end up doing is repeating the same properties multiple times with each browser prefix.  Yuck.  Another thing we...

Incredible Demos

  • Drag &#038; Drop Elements to the Trash with MooTools&nbsp;1.2

    Everyone loves dragging garbage files from their desktop into their trash can. There's a certain amount of irony in doing something on your computer that you also do in real life. It's also a quick way to get rid of things. That's...

  • Full Width&nbsp;Textareas

    Working with textarea widths can be painful if you want the textarea to span 100% width.  Why painful?  Because if the textarea's containing element has padding, your "width:100%" textarea will likely stretch outside of the parent container -- a frustrating prospect to say the least.  Luckily...