[uf-discuss] hCard email & type properties

Kim Franch romakimmy at gmail.com
Tue Mar 13 05:22:42 PST 2007

Point taken. Thank you for the further explaination Scott. Back to the
drawing board for me.



> If I right-click on a URL and choose "Add Link to Bookmarks" in my
> browser, I should ideally get the same link that I would get if I
> clicked on my microformat parser and imported the hCard.  It sounds
> like I'm getting a different link, that you're presenting different
> content to different user agents, which is less than ideal.
> > If this info is
> > included in the hCard, why would a redirect link be more useful to
> > machines
> hCards are intended for machines to parse.  Humans can read the
> content without hCards, but machines can't, so what humans see in
> their browser is what I mean by "human-readable content," though
> obviously humans are eventually using the hCard content as well.  In
> your example, the human-readable (browser-rendered) content is less
> useful than the machine-readable hCard.  It's a subtle difference, as
> both links should eventually end up in the same place, but we should
> avoid these differences where possible.

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