[OT] Is is just me or does google maps suck now?

Shane Hathaway shane at hathawaymix.org
Fri Oct 7 23:07:59 MDT 2005


Michael Torrie wrote:
> Okay I found out what happened.  Somehow the search got executed in some
> weird home:  http://maps.google.com/maps?output=html&q=orem%2C
> +utah&btnG=Search (screenshot
> http://www.torriefamily.org/~torriem/google.png )

It's the "output=html" in the query string that changes the UI.  I 
wonder what purpose it serves.  At first I thought it might be more 
suitable for printing, but then I tried a print preview of the standard 
page, and it comes out a lot better.  Go figure.

Shane



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