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LJ tip: Add Skype to your LJ profile

It looks like LJ now handles the <a href="callto://username"> syntax on the user info page, so while there isn't an official Skype block on the "manage info" form, you can add something like this to your bio:

skype: sbisson

<b>skype:</b> 
<a href="callto://your_skype_ID">your_skype_ID</a>
<img src="http://goodies.skype.com/graphics/skypeme_btn_small_white.gif" border="0">


[update: looks like LJ proper supports that URI format too!]

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mdlbear
Sep. 29th, 2004 07:35 am (UTC)
Actually, that's plain old HTML -- LJ isn't doing anything special with it. It's up to your browser to handle the "callto" URI scheme.
sbisson
Sep. 29th, 2004 07:36 am (UTC)
No, the LJ HTML filter blocked the callto URI format until recently...
mdlbear
Sep. 29th, 2004 07:42 am (UTC)
OK; that makes sense. I tend not to put weird stuff in my HTML. Know offhand whether they also handle SIP?
ffutures
Sep. 29th, 2004 07:39 am (UTC)
What is Skype anyway?
sbisson
Sep. 29th, 2004 07:41 am (UTC)
It's a free VOIP service - peer-to-peer based. See http://www.skype.com
ffutures
Sep. 29th, 2004 01:09 pm (UTC)
Okay - not exactly something I need to use right now.
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sbisson
Sep. 29th, 2004 08:42 am (UTC)
Odd. Works for me...
rowanf
Sep. 29th, 2004 01:08 pm (UTC)
Works on mine... but calling myself when I wasn't online first didn't work. *LOL* And I forgot my headset at home anyway.
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