Reply to post: Re: >Geolocation API, possibly the most useful HTML API out there

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Re: >Geolocation API, possibly the most useful HTML API out there

I have specifically avoided it in "find nearest store" pages because it's annoying and creepy. GeoIP has enough accuracy, without major privacy concerns. The geoloc API needs a sane default (fake/approx location) and to get rid of the nagging; just let the user click the address bar icon if they really want to give an accurate location.

Google in particular is doing a piss-poor job with location privacy these days... given their browser market share, I'm not holding my breath for this -or any- HTML5 flaws to get fixed.

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