"a href" html hyperlink vs onMouseOver

I just was declined a link from another website because they said that my reciprocal links program is using Javascript links (instead of simple "a href" html links) and therefore isn't returning any of my Google PageRank back to them.  The code is below.  In this example I am "website.com" and the site that declined the link is "mylinkpartner.com". Is that true that this code/javascript is not passing any PageRank back to them?

Thanks in advance!

David S.

<tr>
    <td class=bodytext bgcolor=#D0D0D0><b><a href='http://www.website.com/cgi-bin/hotlinks/out.cgi?id=150' onMouseOver="window.status = 'http://www.mylinkpartner.com'; return true;" onMouseOut="window.status = ' '; return true;" target='_blank'>My Link Partner</a></b> &nbsp;<img src=http://www.website.com/images/new.gif alt='New Link'>   </td>
    <td class=bodytext bgcolor=#D0D0D0 align=right valign=top>( <a href='http://www.website.com/links/150.shtml'>Details</a> )</td>
  </tr>
d_springerAsked:
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GwynforWebCommented:
their script is picking out stuff it should not as you are not using it as a link. This should fool their parser (if not I can rewrite even more robustly)  

<tr>
    <td class="bodytext" bgcolor="#D0D0D0"><b>
      <a href="http://www.website.com/cgi-bin/hotlinks/out.cgi?id=150" onMouseOver="window.status='htt'+ 'p:'+'//www.mylink'+'partner.com'; return true;" onMouseOut="window.status = ' '; return true;" target="_blank">My Link Partner</a></b>
      <img src="http://www.website.com/images/new.gif" alt="New Link"> </td>
    <td class="bodytext" bgcolor="#D0D0D0" align="right" valign="top">( <a href="http://www.website.com/links/150.shtml">Details</a> )</td>
  </tr>
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GwynforWebCommented:
or possible this in case it picks off the www

    <td class="bodytext" bgcolor="#D0D0D0"><b>
      <a href="http://www.website.com/cgi-bin/hotlinks/out.cgi?id=150" onMouseOver="window.status='htt'+ 'p:'+'//w'+'ww.mylink'+'partner.com'; return true;" onMouseOut="window.status = ' '; return true;" target="_blank">My Link Partner</a></b>
      <img src="http://www.website.com/images/new.gif" alt="New Link"> </td>
    <td class="bodytext" bgcolor="#D0D0D0" align="right" valign="top">( <a href="http://www.website.com/links/150.shtml">Details</a> )</td>
  </tr>
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d_springerAuthor Commented:
GwynforWeb,

In plain english as the code stands now is the Javascript link preventing Google from seeing the sites I have links with?  And thereferore are NOT getting any PR transfered to them in the process of having a recilrocal link with my site.

David
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GwynforWebCommented:
yes
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GwynforWebCommented:
oh sorry no,  all the  http://www.website.com sites will be picked up by the crawler by the crawler

I think they are parsing the code and do not like onMouseOver="window.status = 'http://www.mylinkpartner.com';  they think it is a link that is being hidden. I believe google only picks off links in hrefs
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GwynforWebCommented:
I am sure Google picks of only the href links cause it will do it by parsing the DOM, doing it any other way would be prohibitavely expensive. The ring of course can search for all http's.   Google will  not pick up  http://www.mylinkpartner.com  but then you are not using it as a link in this case anyway, the other URL's will be picked up by Google
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