[uf-discuss] Geo deployed on Wikipedia.

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Tue Apr 3 12:04:59 PDT 2007

In message 
<cdc278e10704030543p5f608057o13edec6465085156 at mail.gmail.com>, Ciaran 
McNulty <mail at ciaranmcnulty.com> writes

>On 4/3/07, Costello, Roger L. <costello at mitre.org> wrote:
>> Question: why are there parentheses around the lat/lon values:
>>                  <span class="geo" style="display:none">
>>                      (<span class="latitude">54.583333</span>,
>>                       <span class="longitude">5.9388888</span>)
>>                  </span>
>> Since this information is not being displayed (style="display:none"), I
>> don't see any value for the parentheses (or for the comma).
>It's somewhat dangerous to assume elements set to be display:none will
>never be seen...

Indeed; the punctuation is there so that the coordinates will make sense 
if CSS is disabled/ unavailable/ overridden (the latter might be the 
case if a user prefers a decimal display, rather than DMS, for 

Andy Mabbett

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