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Re: DOM based API

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2008 20:44:20 +0000 (UTC)
To: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, public-geolocation@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0806092040490.6527@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Mon, 9 Jun 2008, Mark Baker wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 12:49 AM, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com> wrote:
> > Our goal is to invent an API, not to invent a markup language.
> Says who?

There certainly is a group of people on this mailing list who want an API 
and not a markup language. It may be that to optimally address the use 
cases and requirements of that group of people as well as the group of 
people who want a markup language, we will need two specs. I believe 
Andrei is volunteering to edit the spec that defines the API. If anyone 
wants to volunteer to write a spec to define a markup language, I think 
that would be great. A good place to put it would be:


Alternatively, we could reuse the geo Microformat as the markup language.

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