weird brid.gy author URLs
For a while, I’ve noticed that brid.gy was providing
profiles.google.com URLs for authors for some Google+
activities. Today, I dug into it a little and discovered that it’s only doing this for +1s; Google+ reshares have the
plus.google.com author URLs. For example, compare the links on the two rows of faces in the “Likes and
Reposts” of this post.
Next I looked at the markup brid.gy generates for these webmentions. Compare an example +1 versus an example reshare. The +1 contains the following snippet:
<div class="h-card p-author"> <div class="p-name"><a class="u-url" href="https://profiles.google.com/105078911987805797425">Cristian Gary Bufadel</a></div> <a class="u-url" href="https://plus.google.com/105078911987805797425"></a>
The author h-card contains two URLs, one with
profiles.google.com and one with
plus.google.com. And the latter has
no link text, it’s just empty.
This certainly looks like a bug. I glanced at the brid.gy code briefly, but didn’t immediately find the culprit. Ryan, you have any thoughts?