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Re: Civic Address for V2

From: Doug Turner <doug.turner@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 09:20:09 -0800
Cc: "public-geolocation@w3.org" <public-geolocation@w3.org>
Message-Id: <736DD494-F4A3-4E47-A504-C15FB5AD1AD1@gmail.com>
To: Alec Berntson <alecb@windows.microsoft.com>
Given that we are considering a reduced civic address, i think it  
would be prudent to change the type name to something like  

Also, lets move timestamp to the first attribute on this interface, if  
for nothing more than we may add more "position data attributes"  
following mailingAddress.


interface Position {
   readonly attribute DOMTimeStamp timestamp;
   readonly attribute Coordinates coords;
   readonly attribute MailingAddress mailingAddr;

and in the PositionObjects, the attribute should be MailingAddressOnly.

Doug Turner

On Feb 27, 2009, at 8:31 AM, Alec Berntson wrote:

> Hi,
>    As per my Action Item from the December F2F meeting, Id like to  
> put forth a proposal for Civic Address Support in V2.
> Civic Address support will be surfaced by including an additional  
> object in the Position object next to the cords object. For Example:
> interface Position {
>     readonly attribute Coordinates coords;
>     readonly attribute DOMTimeStamp timestamp;
>     readonly attribute CivicAddress addr; // <-this is how it will  
> be added
>   };
> 1.       The contents of the CivicAddress Object
> a.       I propose we use the same fields as the CivicAddressReport  
> in the Windows 7 Location API. These fields work internationally and  
> have no geopolitical issues. They are sufficiently expressive to  
> cover virtually any address that would be used in practice.
> i.      Address1
> ii.      Address2
> iii.      City
>                                                            iv.       
> PostalCode
>                                                              v.       
> StateProvince
>                                                            vi.       
> CountryRegion
> 2.       Addition to PositionOptions
> a.       The PositionsOptions object needs an option to indicate  
> which type of data to return. This option will inform the UA of what  
> the app wishes to see in the Position objects that it is returned.
> b.      I propose: Enum {CoordinatesOnly, CivicAddressOnly,  Either}
> i.      CoordinatesOnly = The API only returns position objects when  
> coords has data, addr is null
> ii.      CivicAddressOnly  The API only returns position objects  
> when addr has data, coords  is null
> iii.      Either  the API returns a position object whenever there  
> is data for either CivicAddress or Coordinate data.
> Thanks,
>    Alec

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