[OSM-talk] Proposal for Tag Prefixes
Andy_J_Robinson at blueyonder.co.uk
Fri Oct 27 15:05:20 BST 2006
Tom Carden wrote:
>Sent: 27 October 2006 2:55 PM
>Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] Proposal for Tag Prefixes
>> Once the wiki and OSM user names have been unified this makes a lot of
>> sense. At the moment the OSM username is not very prominent and can
>> be altered by the user at any time.
>Ah yes, that should be fixed I think... changing user names but not
>emails is a bit weird - should be the other way around! Steve is this
>catered for in your rails port?
>> The wiki Id is more persistent. The user's home page on the wiki is
>> also the most obvious place to document tag usage guidlines.
>> Hopefully the two will get unified sometime soon - which will be the
>> master when that happens?
>I think that tying the OSM database to the wiki would be a Bad Thing, as
>the wiki might not be the focus of activity for ever. So hopefully your
>OSM log-in will work on the wiki at some point (and not the other way
>I don't really want to get drawn into another conversation about whether
>the wiki is more important than the main site (which I consider to be
>API, traces pages and of course the database). That said, I continue to
>think of the wiki as a support function to openstreetmap.org (and hence
>I think it's a bad idea to point www at wiki). I know you disagree, and
>I concede that far more useful stuff has sprung from, and is organised
>around, the wiki than www.
I certainly saw pointing www to the wiki as a short term measure until such
time as we have user functionality on www. Anyone visiting www would have
waited 10 seconds and moved on since nothing was displaying and hasn't been
for a long time now. Once that's all sorted and we have a slick view of
something (regardless of the rendering method) then I'll certainly be
chomping to get the redirect changed back.
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