Regexp::Common::URI::tel(3) User Contributed Perl Documentation Regexp::Common::URI::tel(3)

Regexp::Common::URI::tel -- Returns a pattern for telephone URIs.

use Regexp::Common qw /URI/;

while (<>) {
    /$RE{URI}{tel}/       and  print "Contains a telephone URI.\n";

Returns a pattern that matches tel URIs, as defined by RFC 2806. Under "{-keep}", the following are returned:
The complete URI.
The scheme.
The phone number, including any possible add-ons like ISDN subaddress, a post dial part, area specifier, service provider, etc.

As above (including what's returned by "{-keep}"), with the exception that future extensions are not allowed. Without allowing those future extensions, it becomes much easier to check a URI if the correct syntax for post dial, service provider, phone context, etc has been used - otherwise the regex could always classify them as a future extension.

[RFC 1035]
[RFC 2396]
Berners-Lee, Tim, Fielding, R., and Masinter, L.: Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI): Generic Syntax. August 1998.
[RFC 2806]
Vaha-Sipila, A.: URLs for Telephone Calls. April 2000.

Regexp::Common::URI for other supported URIs.

Damian Conway (

This package is maintained by Abigail (

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This software is Copyright (c) 2001 - 2017, Damian Conway and Abigail.

This module is free software, and maybe used under any of the following licenses:

1) The Perl Artistic License.     See the file COPYRIGHT.AL.
2) The Perl Artistic License 2.0. See the file COPYRIGHT.AL2.
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