[whatwg] Geolocation API Proposal

Krzysztof Żelechowski giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Thu Mar 6 08:47:18 PST 2008

Dnia 06-03-2008, Cz o godzinie 08:30 -0800, Aaron Boodman pisze:
> On Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 8:14 AM, Krzysztof Żelechowski
> <giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl> wrote:
> >  The intersection of this interface with HTML is empty
> >  and it will always be because it does not hook on anything to declare.
> >  It qualifies as a browser extension.
> How is it different than the HTML5 database API?

A database is general-purpose 
and this is an oracle for answering one question.

> In any case, I wanted to post this here because this seems to be where
> the right people are. But if you think there's a more appropriate
> group to approach, let me know.

How about defining a URI scheme to be used with XMLHttpRequest?
Where the URI will be 'about:geolocation' (or 'about:whereami') 
and the result is text/xml (or text/gps+xml)?

I think browser extensions can easily hook into the about scheme 
and intercept it.


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