[FoRK] lazy QR code

Kevin Marks kevinmarks at gmail.com
Tue Jun 19 08:03:28 PDT 2012

How do you dereference the AP? By connecting to it? If so, there are 2
existing ideas here:
Sending a URL in option code 56 for DHCP on connection:


If you're connected to the API, you can use DNS-SD for nearby webservers
over mDNS, look for '_http._tcp.'


(running apache web sharing on MacOS advertises these, Safari will browse
them - go to Bonjour in the Bookmarks page).

On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 2:30 PM, Lucas Gonze <lucas.gonze at gmail.com> wrote:

> That's far less of a kludge than my AP name approach, and it's
> arguably a more secure way of validating that the URL is really
> related to the place you are in. OTOH, the 20 CM range of NFC is so
> short that you'd have to put your phone right up to a marker.
> You couldn't just open your phone and see a short list of URLs that
> you're likely to want to visit right then and there.
> Usecase: you're standing outside a store which is closed and want to
> learn more about it. Ordinarily you would see a domain written on a
> sticker in the window, open mobile browser, type domain in, visit
> site. New approach is to open phone, launch dedicated app, see a list
> of likely pages for this location, open one.
> On Mon, Jun 18, 2012 at 2:11 PM, Bill Humphries <whump at mac.com> wrote:
> > Use near-field to advertise to nearby devices the pertinent URLs?
> >
> > -- whump
> >
> > On Jun 18, 2012, at 13:58, Lucas Gonze <lucas.gonze at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> I'd like a mobile app that told me which URLs were intended to be
> >> fixed in nearby space. For example, HEAD on such a link might have
> >> lat/long for my GPS to sync up with.  I suppose you could validate
> >> such URLs by checking whether an open access point named them.
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