[Standards] XEP-0255: Location Query

Stephen Pendleton pendleto at movsoftware.com
Wed Feb 4 16:56:49 UTC 2009


I think a better name for beacon would be "reference point", which is common
when talking about reference based location systems. IP is just another
reference point type.

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From: standards-bounces at xmpp.org [mailto:standards-bounces at xmpp.org] On
Behalf Of Helge Timenes
Sent: 02/04/2009 11:25 AM
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Subject: Re: [Standards] XEP-0255: Location Query


I'm still thinking about this one. Granted ip address is useful in
determining location, and adding a new beacon type is a painless update. But
i feel it is a bit silly to call it a 'beacon'. Cell towers, wifi access
points and bluetooth devices are all radio transmitters, so in a very true
sense radio frequency beacons. IP address? Not so much...

Add a new beacon type, or de-generalize <beacon> into <cell>,<wifi>,
<bluetooth>, <ip> ? The latter seems more correct, but is of course a
backwards compatibility breaking change. Do any one have an opinion or
preference?

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Subject: Re: [Standards] XEP-0255: Location Query
From: "Stephen Pendleton" <pendleto at movsoftware.com>
Date: 04/02/2009 16:49

Also, can you add "ip" as one of the beacon types in Table 2? That would
cover one of the use cases.

Thanks

-----Original Message-----
From: standards-bounces at xmpp.org [mailto:standards-bounces at xmpp.org] On
Behalf Of Helge Timenes
Sent: 02/03/2009 6:55 AM
To: XMPP Standards
Subject: Re: [Standards] XEP-0255: Location Query


Thanks. Will fix ;-)

Regards,
Helge Timenes

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Subject: [Standards] XEP-0255: Location Query
From: Daniel Willmann <daniel at totalueberwachung.de>
Date: 03/02/2009 11:24

Hi,

I just noticed an inconsistency between the query tags at
http://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0255.html#examples and the format
specification at http://xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0255.html#format.

Example 1 uses tags named latitude and longitude, but the format specifies
them as lat and lon. Since XEP-80 also uses lat and lon I'm guessing that
the example is wrong, but still better not to confuse people. :-)

Regards,
Daniel Willmann

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