Have you ever noticed that Google has skipped a UI beat in Google Maps and Google Earth?
Try entering a latitude / longitude value to either.
Unless you get it exactly right, both systems fuss and stonewall.
Is there some silly patent out there?
Anyway, it turns out that parsing lat/lon gets dirty fast. Sort of like parsing arbitrary time/dates.
Here’s a shot: /cgi-bin/latlon_cgi.py.
Har, har. Should someone write a GreaseMonkey script to “fix” input to Google Maps with an XMLHttpRequest? That would be keeping in the Web 2.0 river.