[josm-dev] JOSM Applet
openstreetmap at dstoecker.de
Thu Mar 3 08:04:39 GMT 2011
>> See http://josm.openstreetmap.de/wiki/Applet regarding description and
>> the different logins. You need a JOSM login to use the preferences
>> storing feature.
> Was the preference storing feature on the OSM server unsuitable, and if
> so, why? Maybe the OSM server can be amended so that the JOSM applet
> could store its data there rather than on the JOSM server.
I'm not aware the OSM server has a feature to store JOSM preferences. Has it?
I doubt it, as for Java applets the hosting server is also the
destination, so when JOSM-Servers hosts the Applet it also needs to do the
In case the OSM webservice has such a feature, starting the JOSM applet
from www.openstreetmap.org should use the preferences there. But as I have
no influence there I can neither check nor fix it.
> I am, as should be clear by now, quite unhappy about *any* role the JOSM
> server plays for operating the JOSM editor.
Why? Is there a reason to have more trust in the OSM-server infrastructure?
I don't see a reason, why the OSM-Webserver should have specific handling
for JOSM, when the JOSM webservice can do the same and much better.
Please note that an Java applet is an 100% pure online component. It must
be based on one server or the other.
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