[OSM-dev] Objects with the same key multiple times?

Robert (Jamie) Munro rjmunro at arjam.net
Tue Oct 2 14:37:01 BST 2007


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Andy Allan wrote:

> Otherwise, a user-friendly editor needs to unwind the semicolons, and
> everyone who types things into the values needs to avoid using a
> certain character, or type an escape sequence ('\;'?) or some such.

Currently, any semi-colon in a node or segment tag breaks the system
without reporting an error, you just loose data. There is no way to
escape them. In way tags, however, it works fine.

> Not to mention the overhead in dealing with them for rendering - how
> do I know when a semicolon in a value in the planet file is actually a
> semicolon, or a value delineator? Guesswork?

Every previous discussion on this that I can remember has said a
semi-colon is *always* a separator.

Robert (Jamie) Munro
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