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Re: DOM based API

From: Erik Wilde <dret@berkeley.edu>
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2008 11:29:06 -0700
Message-ID: <4867D472.6070300@berkeley.edu>
To: public-geolocation@w3.org
CC: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>


i guess i am missing some context here. where did that discussion start? 
i can't remember seeing it on the public-geolocation list, but i 
probably just missed it.

Mark Baker wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 4:44 PM, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:
>> 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:
>>   http://dev.w3.org/geo/ml/
>> Alternatively, we could reuse the geo Microformat as the markup language.
> Good idea.  It's a start.

there also is/was 
https://datatracker.ietf.org/drafts/draft-daviel-html-geo-tag/ which is 
dead now, but not for a long time. it has been around for a while, but 
never made to a standardized format. the last version was -09, i think.

repeating my appeal for a well-defined position model 
i think it would be a really good idea to have a position model that is 
consistent across embodiments in various technologies (such as a DOM API 
or an HTML version or a URI or HTTP headers).

i know that this somehow contradicts the major goal of the geolocation 
WG to get something out of the door quickly. but i also think for that 
"something" (the DOM API) to be well-designed, it needs to have a 
well-designed position model anyway, so why not just do it once and in a 
way that is reusable across specifications?


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