[whatwg] Geolocation in the browser
jg307 at cam.ac.uk
Thu Feb 22 08:03:38 PST 2007
Ryan Sarver wrote:
> I tried to search through the archives to
> see if the discussion had come up before and didn’t find anything, so
> please forgive me if it has.
Something slightly relevant has been discussed in the context of wf2 
> wanted to start talking with standards bodies about coming up with a
> standard implementation to make location-aware browsing common
> functionality at the browser level. I was hoping to kick off a
> discussion around possible implementations and get the community’s
> thoughts on the topic.
I believe the Apple iPhone is supposed to expose some sort of geolocation data.
If it is half as popular as the hype suggests it may be, I suggest we try to
standardise whatever Apple have done (assuming it is sensible, and they haven't
managed to get some absurd patent, of course) since it is likely to become a
defacto standrd that websites will adopt and other devices will copy.
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-- Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
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