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Thu Oct 1 15:24:55 BST 2009
2009/10/2 David Lynch <djlynch at gmail.com>:
> On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 06:20, David Earl <david at frankieandshadow.com> wrote:
>> On 01/10/2009 03:25, SteveC wrote:
>>> I want to revive a very old idea - tag equivalences.
>> I would like to go further than Steve proposes, but I understand it is a
>> hard sell to the anarchist wing of OSM while being welcome to the
>> conformist wing. But I really think what I outline below treads a middle
>> way. I'm absolutely not proposing to restrict anyone's freedom to add
>> new tags or values.
>> I think it would be really helpful to bring together the tag definitions
>> into one place, *in the database and API itself*. I mean a complete
>> schema: the tags, their possible values, their descriptions (in multiple
>> languages), their equivalences both in other languages and synonyms,
>> their related tags (in essence properties of the main descriptive tag,
>> hence oneway=... with highway=...), deprecations and so on.
> It's possible to have anarchy without chaos.
This is almost the exact same discussion as the "SteveC should decide"
thread on the main talk list with opposite outcomes....
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