[FoRK] lazy QR code
kent at iotabits.com
Tue Jun 19 09:24:30 PDT 2012
"I'll buy that for a dollar."
On Jun 19, 2012, at 8:15 AM, Damien Morton wrote:
> For only a dollar you have have your (domain name, geocode) pair signed
> using my root certificate, with a guarantee of exclusivity on every cubic
> meter signed.
> On Tue, Jun 19, 2012 at 11:03 AM, Kevin Marks <kevinmarks at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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>
>>> 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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