Re: draft-daviel-html-geo-tag-05.txt

From: felix kaegi ^lt;>
Date: Tue Feb 05 2002 - 16:46:27 EST


this draft is just about additional meta tags in the HTML protocol. It is
optional, additional meta information of an HTML document and therefor
we belief it is under the responsibility of an HTML author wether or not to
give this additional strucutured information to a document. It does not
generate any privacy issues, because an HTML author is free to publish
whatever he wants in a document.

The idea is to make it easier for search engines to find a document that
fits into the geographic search area of the searchers given filter.

It is an easy sollution to an old problem in geographic based internet
searching and should not become a matter of political security issues. The
security issues in this case are "much ado about nothing".

felix kaegi
Dipl.Informatics Ing. ETH (MSc)
Friedensgasse 51
CH-4056 Basel


>From: Steve Coya <>
>Subject: draft-daviel-html-geo-tag-05.txt
>Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002 13:57:36 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
>The IESG believes a document on this topic especially has to address
>privacy issues, and these issues are not addressed sufficiently in
>this version of the document.
>The Applications Area is working on developing a working group charter
>on geographic information and privacy, and request that the Daviel draft be
>deferred from publication until that working group comes about and can work
>with the drafts.

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