[OSM-dev] Request for Comments API URL
jeroen at dekkers.cx
Wed Apr 18 12:28:05 BST 2007
On Wed, Apr 18, 2007 at 10:46:09AM +0100, Nick Hill wrote:
> The machine which serves www.openstreetmap.org has historically also served the
> API data.
> There is no good reason for there to be such a hard link. On the contrary, the
> heavy server processes which are required to serve the API are probably wasted
> serving static data for the front web page and mapping view pages and limit the
> way we use www.openstreetmap.org domain name.
> I therefore propose to set up a parallel API URL with the intention all API
> requests should migrate to that.
If we're going to change urls anyway, then it might be a good idea to
already split out the upload and download parts.
E.g. api-upload.openstreetmap.org and
api-download.openstreetmap.org. That way we don't have to change all
clients again when we will implement something like
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