[whatwg] Request: Implementing a Geo Location URI Scheme

Rodrigo Polo rodrigo.polo at gmail.com
Tue Jun 4 15:25:01 PDT 2013

I really don't want to fight over any issue, I, as a user, want to share
with you the current state on this topic and (as I said on the letter) with
"a friendly open letter in the pursuit to make a polite request to make the
life of millions easier" give you some of the reasons why I think it should
be implemented ASAP.

I already checked this proposed specs:

But my experience waiting for many browsers implementations tell me the
process is slow and it looks like it works by the interest of each brand, I
really feel sorry for the "Web SQL Database" spec that was later removed, I
really hope the "geo" URI scheme could be implemented.

I know the "registerProtocolHandler" but it doesn't work exactly as
proposed, "geo" "protocol" isn't accepted on Chrome, only "protocols" with
the "web-" prefix and the URL parameter have to match the webpage that make
the request, it is designed for websites, not for local apps, all this
conclusions made by the tests I have done with the latest beta of Chrome
and FireFox:


Again, thanks for your attention and help.

On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 7:48 AM, Glenn Maynard <glenn at zewt.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 4, 2013 at 8:28 AM, Nils Dagsson Moskopp <
> nils at dieweltistgarnichtso.net> wrote:
>> Elaborate on “best”. What track records do open letters have?
> An "open letter" is simply a message sent publically.  Every email to this
> mailing list is an "open letter".  :)
> Your question is valid, of course, and I'd add another: What's the track
> record for adding features directly to browsers, without open cross-browser
> discussion and design?
> --
> Glenn Maynard

Rodrigo J. Polo

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