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RE: [xml-dev] XML for Video, Pizza Shops & TakeOut

AKA, Location dependant services.  When looking into 
GML, I found a paper on that topic from a wireless 
vendor promoting the use of XML for exactly this 
sort of thing.  I don't have the URL handy but it 
included ideas such as location relevance based on 
time (when an event starts, ends, etc), environment 
(is it hot today), resources (it is hot. do i have a 
coat?), an event occurs (bono is playing at the roxy), 
role of user (i am a tourist; where are the museums) 
and so on.  Information is layered and can be layered 
into map displays (from XML restaurant db to SVG map).
Give the system topics of interest for the day and 
an AVL/GPS system uses metadata to keep the layers 
of interest active.


-----Original Message-----
From: Francis Norton [mailto:francis@redrice.com]

How about a really simple XML web service to query where a chain's
nearest branch is? (+ phone, fax, URL and opening hours) - I can't think
of any retail chain that *wouldn't* want to support this query...