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Minutes London f2f meeting 05 Mar 2012

From: Lars Erik Bolstad <lbolstad@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 09:43:49 +0100
Message-ID: <4F6994C5.6040505@opera.com>
To: "public-geolocation@w3.org" <public-geolocation@w3.org>, "member-geolocation@w3.org" <member-geolocation@w3.org>

High-level summary:

1. We will not proceed with the Geolocation API Level 2 spec

All the browser vendor representatives in the wg have concerns about the 
implementability of v2. The reliance on (free) reverse geocoding 
services has proved problematic in practice, and there doesn't seem to 
be any strong demand from developers or users for the ability to get the 
location as an address. We have therefore recorded a working group 
resolution to leave v2 as a working draft and not move the document 
forward to CR.

2. Frequency of orientation events
Feedback from Wikitude and their work on Augmented Reality applications 
is that implementations differ in terms of the frequency of orientation 
events, while still being compliant with the spec. We decided to add 
non-normative text with a recommendation to implementers that a 
"significant" change corresponds to less than a 1 degree change in 

3. Referencing DOM2 vs DOM4
We recorded a resolution to keep our reference to DOM2 in the interest 
of getting DeviceOrientation to CR/PR before our charter expires, but 
this had led to protests. The discussion continues...

Lars Erik Bolstad
Chair, Geolocation WG
Received on Wednesday, 21 March 2012 08:44:29 UTC

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