[Geowanking] Location encodings, URL schemes
gdemmy at layton-graphics.com
Fri Feb 18 07:30:21 PST 2005
"Bill Kearney" <wkearney99 at hotmail.com> writes:
> What might be more useful would be extending the href tag with markup.
> <a href="/html/link/to/something" geo:point="some;geo;data;">here</a>
> This would allow for anything client-side that was aware of the namespace
> and attributes to pay attention to it without distrupting things for tools
> that don't. Ihe case of route planning software, for example, it would have
> the ability to perhaps intercept the right-click context menu when geo
> markup was present. Or perform page-level scanning for a toolbar, sidebar
> or other action.
> Besides "whatevever//:" are protocol prefixes, not metadata.
There is the about: prefix that does what it does. The geo: prefix
would mean "do this geospatial thing". Imagine if firefox was
extended, say, to do a geospatial look-up on maps.google.com, and put
in some context based upon what was between the tags... I'd be
sweating BBs if I *all* I did was mere maps. This is something were I
think that if someone took the lead, everyone else would follow. Who's
going to implement it first? Google/Firefox and bring people to their
services, or MS/IE and bring folks to theirs. I think Andy's geo:
action idea is a big one.
> -Bill Kearney
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