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Re: http://geo.webvm.net/ multiple provider demo & ClientInformation

From: Doug Turner <doug.turner@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 10:19:05 -0700
Cc: public-geolocation@w3.org
Message-Id: <FD5636DA-7BE6-4FD4-824B-5C1FBE5814A1@gmail.com>
To: Kai Hendry <hendry@aplixcorp.com>

Hello Kai,

For firefox implementation specifics, please use bugzilla.mozilla.org  
to report bugs, or http://groups.google.com/group/mozilla.dev.apps.firefox 
  for discussions.  This includes how best to have the application  
find and select a geolocation provider.

Your suggestion about having an vanity string off of the Geolocation  
object does make some sense.  I just do not see it being as useful as  
you might think it would be.


On Oct 15, 2008, at 8:11 AM, Kai Hendry wrote:

> Thoughts after playing around with Firefox beta 3 beta 1 on a "hello
> world" demo:
> http://geo.webvm.net/
> The current FF 3.1b1's default native error message "Error retrieving
> your location: " (without a nsIGeolocationProvider) could be better.
> How about "no providers found?"
> How does the demo know that I cheated with a virtual GPS? :)
> I have noticed ClientInformationGeolocation... though that does not
> seem to work for me. Oh and ClientInformation in html5 has been
> renamed to navigator the #whatwg people tell me:
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/#system-state-and-capabilities
> Will plugins and scripts be allowed to set values on the navigator
> object? I would like to simply see something like
> geolocation.getInfo() return with a string "Virtual GPS 0.41 by doug".
> Wish there could be a pleasant way in Javascript to give people the
> choice which provider to use. nsIGeolocationProvider is cool but can
> it be implemented via NPAPI easily? I wonder if Gears will implement
> that interface.
> Kind regards,
Received on Wednesday, 15 October 2008 17:20:02 UTC

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