[OSM-dev] Objects with the same key multiple times?
frederik at remote.org
Sun Sep 30 18:22:52 BST 2007
> The API supports multiple tags with the same key.
And always did.
> Several other OSM
> tools like JOSM and the Mapnik renderer do not handle these.
And never did :-)
In fact, if you download something with two tags of the same name in
JOSM and somehow change the object and upload, one of the tags will be
> Should we encourage people to use multiple keys and raise bugs against
> the applications to support this?
> Or should we advocate using a single unique key tag and use something
> like ':' to split multiple entries in the value field.
I know it's the cheap way out but as a developer I'd really like to
drop these "multi tags" because working with hash tables for the tags
is so convenient.
Frederik Ramm ## eMail frederik at remote.org ## N49°00.09' E008°23.33'
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