Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Location-Aware Browsing in Firefox 3.5

     Firefox 3.5 have incorporated the facility to let the websites identify the location of the site visitor. The technique is that, when the user browse a site that use location-aware browsing, Firefox will ask for user consent and send details like IP address to Geolocation service providers and get the location. This may not be accurate in India, but they were able to point out my location accurately to the city :-)

     More details are in Firefox site http://en-us.www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/geolocation/ where you can also see the demo.

    I will do a demo and post the code on my site later.