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Location Sensitive Information

  Posted on Monday August 21, @02:44AM Pacific
W3C As more people use mobile devices in conjunction with Web information, applications based on geographical location will become more common. For instance, suppose you want to know of a hotel not too far away from where you are, and within a certain price range. This means that your geographical coordinates need to be sent to the server. Directions to get to the hotel might be sent back to the user. The W3C (Leading the Web to its Full Potential...) has received two submissions discussing new XML tags to describe position and navigation - NaVigation Markup Language and Point Of Interest eXchange Language Specification. Location sensitive services have the potential to meld the real and cyber worlds. Brace yourself!

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