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PER: Geolocation API Specification

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Date: Thu, 28 May 2015 15:26:10 +0000
Geolocation API Specification

http://www.w3.org/TR/2015/PER-geolocation-API-20150528/

Abstract

This specification defines an API that provides scripted access to geographical location information associated with the hosting device.

Status of the Document

This section describes the status of this document at the time of its publication. Other documents may supersede this document. A list of current W3C publications and the latest revision of this technical report can be found in the W3C technical reports index at http://www.w3.org/TR/.

This document is governed by the 14 October 2005 W3C Process Document.

This Proposed Edited Recommendation reflects changes made as a result of comments received since the Recommendation was first published.

This document incorporates changes made against the Recommendation of 24 October 2013 that resolve all the errata known at the date of publication. A diff-marked version of this document from the previous Recommendation is also available for comparison purposes.

This document was published by the Geolocation Working Group as a Proposed Edited Recommendation on 28 May 2015. it merged all the errata known at the date of publication into the Geolocation API v1 Recommendation, which was published on October 24, 2013.This document is intended to become a W3C Recommendation.

Publication as a Proposed Edited Recommendation does not imply endorsement by the W3C Membership. This is a draft document and may be updated, replaced or obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to cite this document as other than work in progress.

W3C Advisory Committee Members are invited to send formal review comments on this Proposed Edited Recommendation to the W3C Team until 25 June 2015. Members of the W3C Advisory Committee will find the appropriate review form for this document by consulting their list of current WBS questionnaires.

Comments on the document should be sent to the Working Group&#x27;s public mailing list public-geolocation@w3.org (subscribe, archives). See W3C mailing list and archive usage guidelines.

The entrance criteria to enter the Proposed Recommendation stage was to have (1) a minimum of two independent and interoperable user agents that implement each feature of the Geolocation API and pass the User Agent Tests and (2) a minimum of two Websites that pass the Website Tests . During the Candidate Recommendation period, the group generated the Implementation Report which includes the information on known implementations. The group has confirmed there were at least five User Agent implementations, and all the features of the Geolocation API specification were implemented by two or more User Agents. Also there were at least two Websites that pass the Website Tests. See the Implementation Report for the details of the results.

This document has been produced by the W3C Geolocation Working Group, following the procedures set out for the W3C Process, with the intention of advancing it along the W3C Recommendation track.

This document was produced by a group operating under the 5 February 2004 W3C Patent Policy. W3C maintains a public list of any patent disclosures made in connection with the deliverables of the group; that page also includes instructions for disclosing a patent. An individual who has actual knowledge of a patent which the individual believes contains Essential Claim(s) must disclose the information in accordance with section 6 of the W3C Patent Policy.
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