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Re: V2 Discussion

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2008 01:43:54 +0000 (UTC)
To: Greg Bolsinga <bolsinga@apple.com>
Cc: public-geolocation <public-geolocation@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0811140100230.1041@hixie.dreamhostps.com>

On Thu, 13 Nov 2008, Greg Bolsinga wrote:
> In the pizza delivery scenario

Why would pizza delivery use this? Wouldn't pizza delivery sites keep 
asking for an address using an old-fashioned form? I certainly am never 
going to trust any software to work out my address for me. I have enough 
trouble getting the pizza deliverers to figure out how my address maps to 
a physical location, I can't even imagine what a mess software would make 
of this problem.

As far as I can tell, of the use cases for geolocation given in the spec, 
only the third ("Automatic form-filling") involves an address, and frankly 
I'm not convinced that that is a realistic use case.

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