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Geographic extensions for HTTP transactions

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Authors Andrew Daviel , Felix Kaegi , Martin Kofahl
Last updated 2007-12-07
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This memo describes a method of adding simple geographic position or region information to HTTP transactions using extension headers. It allows location-based services on the World Wide Web, without the additional overhead of geographic query requests and possibly graphical input. Extension headers transmit predefined or detected position information to reflect a location that the requesting agent is interested in. This information may be used by a server to present appropriate position-dependent responses, such as search engine results or weather maps.


Andrew Daviel
Felix Kaegi
Martin Kofahl

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