[OSM-dev] Request for Comments API URL

Jeroen Dekkers 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.
> http://api.openstreetmap.org/apiversion/

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

Jeroen Dekkers

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