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RE: Geographic tagging of HTML pages

From: Keith Starling <keith_starling@ibm.net>
Date: Tue, 13 Apr 1999 23:04:04 -0400
To: <www-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001be8623$740f7520$0f56fea9@keith>
Instead of adding prefixes to the lat. long., why not just add another meta
<Meta name="geo.planet" content="planet name">

This doesn't solve the problem of extraterrestrial lat. long., but it seems
as though there aren't yet enough pages dealing with a specific location on
another planet to worry about that now.  If it becomes an issue, we could
just specify the name of the place as a country, since they aren't exactly a
country that exists on Earth in the terms that we are used to.

		Keith Starling

| -----Original Message-----
| From: www-html-request@w3.org [mailto:www-html-request@w3.org]On Behalf
| Of Alan Derrick
| Sent: Tuesday, 13 April, 1999 10:20 PM
| To: www-html@w3.org
| Subject: Re: Geographic tagging of HTML pages -
| draft-daviel-html-geo-tag-00.txt
| ----- Original Message -----
| From: Daniel Hiester <alatus@earthlink.net>
| >It would not even work to say
| > that Mars has a "planet index" of Sol4, and Earth a planet
| index of Sol3,
| > because Pluto and Neptune do alternate their positions in distance from
| Sol.
| Unfortunately poor Pluto is in danger of being stripped of it's planetary
| title to sub-object (moon I suppose, though the orbit still seems odd) of
| Neptune.  (Not to heckle, it is fun playing sci-fi for the time.)
| For the geographical tags, what would be the problem in using current lat.
| long. grid method?  It would be easily applied to other planets, possibly
| using a simple prefix to the coordinates.  I suppose it would require some
| standardized understanding of north and south poles as they apply to other
| planets.
| Alan (not quite sure what he's talking about, but it's fun.)
| Alan Derrick
| John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences
| University of North Dakota
| Grand Forks, ND
| Homepage: http://people.aero.und.edu/~derrick
| derrick@aero.und.edu or a.derrick@usa.net
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