[uf-discuss] hCalendar, geo & Operator extension

John Panzer jpanzer at acm.org
Wed Dec 5 09:28:33 PST 2007

James O'Donnell wrote:
> On 4 Dec 2007, at 07:13, John Panzer wrote:
>> I've been asked how to handle this case (you have an area, or an 
>> inexact location, and want to encode it while providing a friendly 
>> human readable but possibly ambiguous short hand name for said 
>> place).  Is there any existing practices to look at?
>> Secondly, would this be a valid geo encoding 'abbreviation' ?
>> <abbr title='22.31119;+89.86145'>the point under my finger right 
>> now</abbr>
> The thing about abbreviations is, the expanded text replaces the 
> shortened form, rather than supplementing it. So I'd guess your 
> example wouldn't work unless the text 'the point under my finger right 
> now' could be replaced by '22.31119;+89.86145' and still make sense 
> when read in its larger context.
> <span> is probably a safer element to use for encoding lat/long 
> positions.
Yes, in context this is really additional annotation, so abbr would be 
wrong.  Thanks.

But then is title appropriate if using a span?

<span title='22.31119;+89.86145'>the point under my finger right now</span>.

The adr microformat also works well when you have a named location, but 
in some cases we won't.  The specific use case is that the location is 
automatically generated, e.g., via GPS or other means, and the author 
can opt to have it automatically added in to the content they create.  
E.g., a photo and caption from a GPS enabled cellphone.

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