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

It is there.  Check out the requirements for cell phone 
systems and 911 services. Federally mandated too.

The full potential is limited by some standards still 
not being fully in place and the cost of creating 
and maintaining the metadata.   We could apply the 
HumanML schema concepts and get quite a bit of progress if 
the users are willing to fill in the forms and 
grant permissions.  This is limited only by bandwidth 
and the will to register (like Hailstorm - 
it depends on identity services).


-----Original Message-----
From: Joshua Allen [mailto:joshuaa@microsoft.com]

Good point; I just tried this with my cellphone, but all of the
location-based services that find Pizza joints (like go2.com) require
that you type in a ZIP code or something first.  That is pretty lame,
considering that the WAP provider should be able to at least give a good
guess based on source address of my device.  I mean, the chances are
pretty low that someone in Washington would be connecting to a comm
tower in California...  This is such a seemingly possible thing I wonder
why it's not already there?  Of course, comm station is not the same as
pinpointing an exact city block, but still interesting.