Does a Vanity URL Break Google Authorship?

Last evening I received my vanity URL from Google+ (just call me http://google.com/+MarkTraphagen). I've been getting questions from a number of users worried that accepting a vanity URL might break their Google Authorship connection to their web content. 

I can confirm that the answer is "no." If you've been using rel=author Google Authorship tagging and linking to your web content from your G+ profile, and you've been getting the rich author snippet for your search results, all will continue as before. Your web content linking to your old profile URL automatically resolves into your new URL.

All my old snippet results still work, and below is a screen cap of a post by +Mike Elgan from this morning. Mike has had the vanity URL for several days now, and as you can see, his author snippet is working just fine.

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