[uf-discuss] Proposal: Lunar/ Mars co-ordinates (like "geo")

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Mon Sep 18 13:23:17 PDT 2006

In message <2900AD2A-0F1C-4DCA-B4B4-8FAFD786031E at placenamehere.com>,
Chris Casciano <chris at placenamehere.com> writes

>> I propose "luna" and "mars" microformats

>>         <http://microformats.org/wiki/luna-examples>

>>         <http://microformats.org/wiki/mars-examples>

>I guess i have two questions in an effort to move things along a bit...

Thank you.

>- do we really need a /different/ microformat for every body being
>described? is there a way to add a third value for type (or body, or
>something more appropriate) to geo without breaking exiting spec /
>rules or muddying things up too much?

I did consider that, but I'm not sure how one could attach the extra
attribute, I also considered "geo-luna" and "geo-mars"; but the meaning
of "geo" is "(planet) Earth", so it's not really appropriate.

I suppose we could have gone for:

        class="coordinates" type="geo"
        class="coordinates" type="luna"
        class="coordinates" type="mars"

but it's too late, now.

>- how is this data reused now, if at all. Looking at the wikipedia
>external links it seems the data for the moon landing example all  seem
>to blow up because they're trying to plot you on the earth  instead..
>(e.g. yahoo puts you in the middle of the pacific ocean).

Which external links?

Andy Mabbett
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