[OSM-dev] 0.5 API: /api/0.5/user/preferences, values truncated to 256 chars
shaun at shaunmcdonald.me.uk
Tue Nov 25 17:39:34 GMT 2008
On 25 Nov 2008, at 17:21, Chris Browet wrote:
> What we could do is to make it update the preferences that are sent,
> rather than deleting all the preferences. This would be done as a
> POST. Also being able to fetch all preferences that start with a
> particular key may prove useful for things like editors getting all
> their prefs.
> That seems very good. I didn't quite understood the reasoning behind
> the "delete-before-update" paradigm. It makes the client quite
> heavier, as it has to save all the preferences that don't belong to
> him, merge with its own, then upload (that without taking into
> account the undocumented "update_one").
> Also, the "fetch all preferences that start with a particular key"
> is also something which would otherwise had to be done on the client
> side, assuming all keys belonging to Merkaartor would start with
> "Merkaartor/", for instance.
Considering that no one until now has started using preferences, can
this wait until API 0.6?
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