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[whatwg] input type="location" proposals

From: Jeremy Keith <jeremy@adactio.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2010 21:45:16 +0100
Message-ID: <6329E479-1924-4B28-BF4D-723FE56CA8F4@adactio.com>
Michelango wrote:
> 1. Maps are heavy to get, this means UA should heavily cache and/or it
> should own whole maps data (huge!)
> 2. If 1) didn't exist because UA can, for instance, get maps data in a
> blink of an eye: whose data are we gonna use?
> 3. Maps data are often non-free and non-open, reliable maps data are
> always non-free and non-open.

The second clause of point 3 is demonstrably false. Said demonstration is http://www.openstreetmap.org/ which in many cases (e.g. the town I live in) has better, more up-to-date reliable data than its non-free, non-open counterparts.

See also: Wikipedia, blogs, and much of the World Wide Web.

(If you hadn't used the word "always", I would have let it slide but I cannot bring myself to let such absolutism go unchallenged)

> My 2c...

Seeing your 2c  and raising you a "citation needed." ;-)

But to the point at hand....

Would the @pattern attribute cover the use case of lat/long inputs? (albeit without a nice UI)


Jeremy Keith

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