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Display country flag in the IPInfo popup widget
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Description

Given a GeoNames ID, find the country represented by the ID and display an image of the flag for that country in the IPInfo popup, as depicted:

No map.png (272×403 px, 14 KB)

Questions:

  • Where should the flag image come from?
  • Could we use the country label instead of the ID, to save looking up the country?
  • What should we display if the data don't include a country ID/label?

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Given the many disputed territories on this planet, and in some territories also de-facto governments and their preferred flags, which actual problem is solved by adding potentially controversial flags, and how does the solution outweigh the additional tension introduced?

@Aklapper Thanks for pointing this out. @Prtksxna Perhaps we don't need the flag?

Given the many disputed territories on this planet, and in some territories also de-facto governments and their preferred flags, which actual problem is solved by adding potentially controversial flags, and how does the solution outweigh the additional tension introduced?

@Aklapper, you're right. Thank you for bringing this up!

The flags were meant to be a way to avoid reading, but it doesn't outweigh the additional tension at all. @Tchanders also helpfully explained to me that an incorrect flag might be more emotive than the incorrect location shown in text.