[OSM-newbies] Highway=stile vs Barrier=stile
ed at loach.me.uk
Mon Jan 12 22:47:39 GMT 2009
> For the moment I am inclined to use both tags to get the best
> of both worlds!
And that's the whole reason that deprecated is fairly meaningless.
Anyone can choose their own tags. Some will render with some
renderers and not with others (and some won't render at all). But if
I were maintaining the stylesheets for any given layer then while I
would probably put some effort into supporting the new barrier=stile
tag (rendering it in exactly the sameway as highway=stile tag), I
can't see any reason to ever stop supporting the old tag. It's extra
work to remove the support (when some people who have been tagging
for ages and don't keep up to date with the ebb and flow of the Map
Features wiki page may still use it anyway - I know some people
still tag oneway=true instead of oneway=yes even though almost every
validation tool that I know of highlights this as an error), where
such effort could probably be more productively spent supporting
newer popular tags.
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