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Bug 8633 - Use geo microformat when displaying gps coordinates
Use geo microformat when displaying gps coordinates
Status: NEW
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
PC All
: Low enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-01-14 13:56 UTC by Jilles van Gurp
Modified: 2013-03-25 14:57 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Jilles van Gurp 2007-01-14 13:56:52 UTC
I've spotted many wikipedia articles with coordinates displayed in the top right
and noticed that the geo microformat is not used. That means that the tails
firefox extension and other microformat tools currently do not recognize the
coordinates in wikipedia articles.

Microformats are intended to embedd machine readable information in ordinary
html. The geo format is commonly used to markup gps coordinates. This
information is picked up by some firefox extensions, search engines and also geo
support for firefox 3.0 is currently planned. When the information is picked up,
tools may be use it to provide links to maps sites, google earth, etc.

More information on the geo microformat may be found here:  

Since it is extremely easy to support, I request that support for at least this
format is added. There may be opportunities for using some of the other formats
as well (e.g. hcard for addresses). I think the variant of the format with an
abbr tag would be most useful since you can include the name of the article as
the abbr content. If needed, the formatted coordinate can be hidden using simple
css rules. In other words, it does not need to replace the current coordinate
functionality but can simply be added to the page html with display: none
applied in the css.
Comment 1 Antti Aaltonen 2007-05-20 16:40:23 UTC
abbr needs to be whitelisted for the coordinate templates to work properly
Comment 2 S. McCandlish 2010-07-24 18:22:17 UTC
The abbr element has already been whitelisted, so I'm removing Bug #671 as a "depends on" dependency.
Comment 3 S. McCandlish 2010-07-24 18:28:17 UTC
D'oh. I guess it would help if I actually removed the dependency when removing a dependency.

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