[OSM-dev] way 7062297, is this new?
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Thu Oct 9 19:02:42 BST 2008
Hugh Barnes <list.osm at hughbris.com> writes:
> I'd be curious to see if anyone else sees a need. I find delimited strings
> inherently unsatisfactory to work with, so I also wonder if there are any
> other workarounds that we could at least recommend?
Multiple values for a tag is certainly useful and needs to be
supported, IMHO. But, that doesn't necessarily mean that the API
needs to support duplicate keys. Delimited strings are fine as long
as $EDITOR hides them from you.
Nevertheless, I think duplicate keys are the cleaner solution. If it
really hurts database performance or if there are other technical
reasons why way/key pairs must be unique in the database the API could
concatenate the values and split them on data delivery. But, I am
sure this has been discussed before, so forgive me.
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