[uf-discuss] URLs in hrefs

Charles Iliya Krempeaux supercanadian at gmail.com
Thu Apr 19 10:11:58 PDT 2007

Hello Michael,

What's the problem with using relative URLs (in Microformats)?

Any software that looks for Microformats can figure out the absolute
URL itself (from the relative URL).

There shouldn't be any problem.

And thus... there is no need for you to switch from relative URLs to
absolute URLs.  (Relative URLs make your website easier to maintain,
so it would be in your interest to keep them.)

See ya

On 4/19/07, Michael Smethurst <Michael.Smethurst at bbc.co.uk> wrote:
> Afternoon all
> Standard practice at the beeb has always been to use link urls relative to
> the root:
> href="/radio4/today"
> Clearly these are of little use in a microformat (or any attempt to use html
> as an api)
> So my question is - are there any problems we should be aware of in
> switching to full path urls? One or 2 developers have mentioned the
> possibility of creating unnecessary connections but no-one seems sure
> I've googled around but all the absolute/relative url discussions are web
> tutorials from 1995 so thought u might be a good port of call...
> Cheers
> Michael

    Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.

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