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Re: [whatwg] Request: Implementing a Geo Location URI Scheme

From: Nils Dagsson Moskopp <nils@dieweltistgarnichtso.net>
Date: Tue, 4 Jun 2013 15:28:04 +0200
To: Rodrigo Polo <rodrigo.polo@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <20130604152804.32ee494c@desudesudesu>
Cc: whatwg@lists.whatwg.org
Rodrigo Polo <rodrigo.polo@gmail.com> schrieb am Tue, 4 Jun 2013
04:25:49 -0600:

> Many apps and web browsers make very difficult to work around geo
> location data, making a URI scheme available in all web browsers
> could be great, just like "mailto:" opens an email client "geo:"
> could open your default maps app on desktop or mobile devices, here I
> give you a more detailed review, an open letter to all web browser
> devs: http://rod.gs/fixgeo

In your blog post, you write:

> participating on the slow bureaucracy of open web standards isn’t the
> best idea

Elaborate on “best”. What track records do open letters have? Also read:
<http://wiki.whatwg.org/wiki/FAQ#Is_there_a_process_for_adding_new_features_to_a_specification.3F>

Do you know about RFC 5870? <http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5870> There
seems to exists a Firefox extension already implementing what you want:
<https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/geo-schema-handler/>

The browser Midori already handles geo URIs, Android has a “geo” intent:
<http://mail.xfce.org/pipermail/xfce/2011-May/028718.html>
<http://developer.android.com/guide/appendix/g-app-intents.html>

-- 
Nils Dagsson Moskopp // erlehmann
<http://dieweltistgarnichtso.net>
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