[OSM-dev] JS-generated History Display

Rob rob at coolbegin.com
Wed Oct 17 17:25:08 BST 2007

cool project

maybe you can change the table so that history is columns, in the
horizontal way (older to the right)
that way you see the tag history in one row,. and with background coloring
addind a new tag will be a new row

keep on the good work

2007/10/17, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org>:
> Hi,
> > Red for deletes, green for adds, yellow for changes, now.
> > I'd love some feedback on whether people think this is a good/bad/ugly
> > idea.
> Looks very good to me. Looks could be improved my using a yellow-ish/
> green-ish background instead of border, and a strikethrough display
> for the deleted items, and I would list the full data (including
> unchanged) only for the initial and current versions, not all in
> between.
> If you want to drop in extra cool eye candy, one thing I always
> wanted is a kind of "timeline" display, just a bar starting "then"
> and ending "now" with dots on it where there were changes, and by
> selecting the dots you see who changed something and what was
> changed. Probably overkill, however, since a very big percentage of
> OSM data is never changed after being created.
> Another thing concerning history, which you cannot do something about
> on your site but which me might think about, is whether and how we
> could tag ways being split so that the original way (which is
> shortened) somehow points to the new way. This would enable us to
> show history entries like "way split, other portion here..." (but the
> "here" is not known at the time the way is split).
> Bye
> Frederik
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