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[whatwg] Geolocation in the browser

From: James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 16:03:38 +0000
Message-ID: <45DDBEDA.2030603@cam.ac.uk>
Ryan Sarver wrote:
> I tried to search through the archives to 
> see if the discussion had come up before and didn?t find anything, so 
> please forgive me if it has.

Something slightly relevant has been discussed in the context of wf2 [1]

> We have been successful in exposing it through the Javascript DOM and 
> wanted to start talking with standards bodies about coming up with a 
> standard implementation to make location-aware browsing common 
> functionality at the browser level. I was hoping to kick off a 
> discussion around possible implementations and get the community?s 
> thoughts on the topic.

I believe the Apple iPhone is supposed to expose some sort of geolocation data. 
If it is half as popular as the hype suggests it may be, I suggest we try to 
standardise whatever Apple have done (assuming it is sensible, and they haven't 
managed to get some absurd patent, of course) since it is likely to become a 
defacto standrd that websites will adopt and other devices will copy.

[1] http://lists.whatwg.org/htdig.cgi/whatwg-whatwg.org/2004-June/000149.html

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