Link behavior

The BlackBerry® Browser identifies links using a dotted underline if no styles are applied, or if the user turns off style sheet support. To follow links, users can click the trackball or trackwheel, or highlight the link and click the Get Link menu item.

The BlackBerry Browser can create links that can integrate with other BlackBerry device applications. When the BlackBerry Browser renders the content, it scans the content for patterns that appear to be telephone numbers or email addresses, and creates links that will open the phone or email application. If necessary, you can override this behavior by adding the following <meta> tag to your document:

<meta http-equiv="x-rim-auto-match" content="none">

The BlackBerry Browser supports the following link types:

Link type

Description

web page links

On a web page, users scroll to links by rolling the trackball or trackwheel.

image maps

In the BlackBerry Browser, hotspot regions within the image are denoted with a dotted line.

  • On BlackBerry devices with a trackwheel users can navigate from link to link within the image. When the appropriate hotspot is selected, users can click the trackwheel to follow the link.
  • On BlackBerry devices with a trackball users can move the cursor to the hotspot and click the trackball to follow the link.

phone links

The BlackBerry Browser supports the following types of phone links:
  • WTAI Make Call links (URI form):

    <a href="wtai://wp/mc;14165551212">Call office</a>

  • phone links in I-mode format:

    <a href="tel:14165551212">Call office</a>

  • Direct Connect links on iDEN® networks:

    <a href="dc:234*234*234">Call office</a>

  • CTI:

    <a href="cti:333333">Call office</a>

When users click a phone link, the phone application opens and users are prompted to confirm whether or not to proceed with the call.

email links

The BlackBerry Browser supports the following types of email links:
  • standard email mailto: format:

    <a href="mailto:jane.doe@blackberry.com">Email Jane</a>

  • PIN messaging:

    <a href="PIN:1234a567">send pin message to Jane</a>

When users click an email link, the Compose Email dialog box appears and users are prompted to confirm whether or not to proceed.

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