This specification defines an API that provides scripted access to geographical location information associated with the hosting device, and this Level 2 version extends the capability of the Geolocation API Specification by adding the ability to get location represented as a civil address .
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This document was published by the Geolocation Working Group as a Working Group Note on 6 July 2017.
The Geolocation Working Group had been working to define a secure and privacy-sensitive interface for using client-side location information in location-aware Web applications. During the first charter period, the group started its work on the original Geolocation API Specification. And then during the second charter period, the group continued its work on the Geolocation API Specification and published it as a W3C Recommendation. Also the group started its work on (1) the Geolocation API Level 2 Specification which extends the capability of the Geolocation API Specification by adding the ability to get location represented as a civil address and (2) the DeviceOrientation Event Specification which defines DOM events on physical orientation and motion of a hosting device. After that, during the third charter period, the group published the updated Geolocation API specification 2nd Edition as a W3C Recommendation. Also the group started new work on the Geofencing API Specification and the work on Geolocation API Level 2 Specification was abandoned.
However, the obsolete Geolocation API Level 2 Specification had not been published as a retired Working Group Note yet. Therefore this document has been published as a Working Group Note to reflect the fact that the Geolocation Working Group is no longer progressing it along the W3C Recommendation Track. A record of discussion relating to this specification can be found in the Geolocation Working Group's email archive. The email list was firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are no changes from the previous Last Call Working Draft.
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