Re: [Geopriv] W3C geolocation WG

From: Romascanu, Dan (Dan) ^lt;dromasca@avaya.com>
Date: Wed Sep 24 2008 - 04:17:37 EDT

 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: geopriv-bounces@ietf.org

> It seems to me they are looking at conveyance mechanisms for
> location information between user agents (browsers) and web
> applications. Looking at the wide array of plugins and sites
> that are interested in gathering location information, that
> seems a reasonable topic to me, and - ihmo - the GEOPRIV WG
> was never focused on supporting the "Web 2.0" (buzzword, i
> know) crowd. Look at things like
>
> http://fireeagle.yahoo.com/
> http://plazes.com
> http://www.dopplr.com/
> http://my.loki.com/
>
> that's where the buzz currently is, and i think that's the
> niche that the W3C group is aiming at. It seems to me there
> is still a huge gap between those services and the work that
> comes out from the GEOPRIV WG (i don't know of a single
> service that uses PIDF-LO in that space) - so if that W3C
> group can narrow down that gap, it would definitely reduce
> the variety of location conveyance (and provide for
> interopable applications).
>

Buzz or not (probably yes) 'tiny' devices running browsers are a reality
and if W3C can fill in the gap with defining how location information is
to be conveyed between browsers and servers I would agree this is a good
thing.

Dan
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