[OSM-dev] Chopped of ways. Change Default or remove ID

80n 80n80n at gmail.com
Thu Aug 14 14:32:08 BST 2008

The proposed version tag in the 0.6 API might actually help here.

If the version tag is removed, invalidated, in the munged version of a way,
then the 0.6 API should reject any attempt to upload it.

On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 2:25 PM, Marcus Wolschon <Marcus at wolschon.biz>wrote:

> On Thu, 14 Aug 2008 15:19:00 +0200, Jochen Topf <jochen at remote.org> wrote:
> >> Then just flip the sign of the ID to make it a negative number, (unless
> > negative
> >> IDs already have some meaning of which I'm not aware).
> >
> > They have. Negative IDs are used by JOSM and other tools to denote new,
> > not yet uploaded objects. So this would make the problem even worse, as
> > it could lead to re-uploading of broken ways.
> I think it's worse to destroy perfectly good ways then to mistakenly upload
> parts of them and get this mistake marked by maplint.
> The first breaks the map, the second has no impact on rendered maps
> nor routing on the map.
> Marcus
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