[whatwg] Request: Implementing a Geo Location URI Scheme
julian.reschke at gmx.de
Wed Jun 5 02:56:14 PDT 2013
On 2013-06-05 00:25, Rodrigo Polo wrote:
> 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.
Not sure what kind of browser support you are looking for.
If you want to "geo" URIs to invoke a local mapping application, all you
need is to install an URI handler fort that scheme and that application
in the *operating system*. This is how things like mailto: have been
working for two decades now.
Best regards, Julian
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