[uf-discuss] Hidden Locality/Country?

Paul Wilkins paul_wilkins at xtra.co.nz
Tue May 22 14:08:45 PDT 2007

From: "kalisti" <kalisti at kalisti.com>
> The issue I'm having right now is finding a balance between keeping my
> site optimized for human reading, and also making it as semantically
> robust as possible for machines. The specific issue is that since every
> business on the site is found within our county, it makes no sense to
> include either locality (California) or country-name (US) in the address
> information for the reader to see. This simply takes up space without
> adding any information -- the site is manifestly about businesses based in
> California, which is therefore in the US.
> Now, the spec seems to say I can omit this information if I choose to. At
> the same time, it seems like omitting this information would result in a
> less robust experience for anyone getting the information down the line
> via an aggregator -- humans visiting the site will know it is in
> California and in the US, but machines will not, and therefore humans who
> see the businesses listed anywhere other than our site won't know what
> state they're in.

Just include the information marked up as per normal, and use CSS to adjust
the on-screen presentation of the information so that the state and country
aren't visible.

Paul Wilkins

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