Re: [Geopriv] HELD in Firefox

From: Stephen McCann ^lt;mccann.stephen@gmail.com>
Date: Thu Jul 01 2010 - 07:53:35 EDT

Richard,
             Is there any chance of a quick demo in Maastricht, please?

Kind regards

Stephen

On 30 June 2010 19:50, Richard L. Barnes <rbarnes@bbn.com> wrote:
> An FYI on implementation:
>
> The first pre-beta version of Firefox 4.0, released today, includes a
> minimal version of HELD, as a location provider for the W3C Geolocation API.
>  The profile of HELD implemented is as follows:
> -- Requests have no <locationType>, but they do have a <measurements> object
> with a set of WiFi measurements
> -- The only responses that are used are ones that contain a <gs:Circle>,
> representing a point with an uncertainty radius.
> -- Civic addresses and location URIs are not used.
>
> HELD is not enabled by defuault.  To use it:
> 1. Open about:config
> 2. Set geo.wifi.protocol = 1
> 3. Set geo.wifi.uri to the URI of a HELD server.  For testing, I have been
> using <http://geopriv.dreamhosters.com/cgi-bin/lis4.pl>, which proxies
> requests through to the Google location server.
>
> Once this is set up, queries to the W3C Geolocation API should initiate a
> HELD query to the specified server.
>
> You can download the pre-release builds here:
> <http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/nightly/latest-trunk/>
>
> Finally, of course, this being pre-beta software, there's a minor bug to
> fix.  Inside the 'components' directory for Firefox, find
> NetworkGeolocationProvider.js, and change line 354 from this:
>            switch (this.protocol) {
> to this:
>            switch (protocol) {
> Everything should of course work perfectly :)
>
> --Richard
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