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[whatwg] Geolocation in the browser

From: Ryan Sarver <rsarver@skyhookwireless.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 16:10:44 -0500
Message-ID: <196FC0416304514B89B50ED2FF17A2402F0537@BE08.exg3.exghost.com>

The ICBM standard is for geotagging the actual content whereas we are talking about a standard that lets the content know the location of the User or device so that the website can be location-aware.

I want to use as much of the existing standards, but have more questions about where it should exist in ecosystem and how servers and webpages would expect to see it and use it.

-----Original Message-----
From: David Latapie [mailto:david@empyree.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 21, 2007 3:56 PM
To: Ryan Sarver
Cc: whatwg at lists.whatwg.org
Subject: Re: [whatwg] Geolocation in the browser

On Wed, 21 Feb 2007 15:31:11 -0500, Ryan Sarver wrote:
>  - would it make sense to also expose it in the request headers? This
> way the server receives it on the first request as opposed to through
> the client after the initial page request
> User-Geolocation: 43.338018, -71.817930

Surely you've heard of ICBM
(<meta name="ICBM" content="46.025507, 14.300186" />)

Could elaborate on what you like and dislike on this?
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