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Sun Sep 14 18:25:00 BST 2008
On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 6:01 PM, David Earl <david at frankieandshadow.com> wrote:
> On 14/09/2008 17:45, Andy Allan wrote:
>> On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 3:48 PM, Ed Loach <ed at loach.me.uk> wrote:
>>> Gerv wrote:
>>>> What is the official way (read: "way that the map will
>>>> recognise) of
>>>> marking a road to say that it actually doesn't have a name, and
>>>> shouldn't appear as "name missing" on the map?
>>> Could you add the name tag with a blank value (I've not tried this
>>> yet). I am guessing it is checking for the name tag and not checking
>>> values, though may be wrong.
>> Please don't try to find things that "work". At the moment there's no
>> convention on marking roads that are truely unnamed, and when there's
>> a convention established (or more than one, who knows) then the
>> nonames map will be updated to use it. The best I've heard so far is
>> an additional tag of noname=true, which requires so much mental
>> gymnastics that I'm sure we can come up with a better one!
> There are only really three solutions, I think:
> 1. do nothing and don't worry about it
> 2. have a separate tag (as with noname=true)
> 3. have a special value for the name tag (name=none or some such)
1 or 2... I think 3 is just asking for trouble.
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