[uf-discuss] hCard email & type properties

Scott Reynen scott at randomchaos.com
Sun Mar 11 20:20:28 PST 2007

On Mar 11, 2007, at 10:21 PM, Paul Wilkins wrote:

>> Why aren't you just using a mailto?
> I suspect because he wants people to be directed to a page where  
> they can get in touch, instead.

>> Why not just have a anchor that
>> points to the web page?
> Perhaps he wants to be a sneaky bastard (tm) and take people to a  
> different version of the website (perhaps a wrapper) while allowing  
> the real website name to be used by people and tools too.

Wasn't this all explained in the initial question?

On Mar 11, 2007, at 12:48 PM, Kim Franch wrote:

> The inital problem I encountered with both propeties stemmed from the
> fact that I hook into another Drupal module for link managment and
> click-through tracking, the latter using a redirect after logging the
> click-through.

So the goal is to have the href attributes point to click-tracking  
URLs, but have microformat parsers read the original URLs.  Even  
though this is possible (as others have explained), it seems to  
violate the microformat principle of designing for humans first,  
machines second.  In this case, machines are getting more useful  
links than humans.


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