[OSM-dev] API 0.6 Bugs

Shaun McDonald shaun at shaunmcdonald.me.uk
Thu Dec 4 12:24:24 GMT 2008

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On 4 Dec 2008, at 11:49, Dominik Spies wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 12:21 PM, Shaun McDonald
> <shaun at shaunmcdonald.me.uk> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On 4 Dec 2008, at 11:08, Dominik Spies wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I'm currently working with the api06.dev server. My question is  
>>> where
>>> I should submit a bug when I find one - trac? With milestone OSM  
>>> 0.6 ?
>>> Or should I post here? Both? Somewhere else?
>>> I ask becuase trac doesn't appear to be very "used".. just five  
>>> entries.
>> Excellent to hear that you are testing the api06.
> actually I'm developing a API for the API in C# .Net.
> Testing the 0.6 api is more ot the less a by-product.
>> As we are just about to start the process of starting widespread  
>> testing,
>> there haven't been many bug reports yet.
>> Bug can be submitted to trac, here on the mailing list. Some  
>> specific bug
>> have been triaged by developers working directly together. When  
>> submitting
>> bugs, it's probably best to assign to smsm1, instead of using the  
>> default to
>> TomH.
> If I find a bug which is clearly a bug I'll submit it to trac.
> If behaviour is unclear, I'll post it here.
> The OSM Protocol Version 0.6 Wikipage mentions that tag keys will  
> become unique.
> Normally (V 0.5), tags are case-sensitive.

Actually as MySQL is case-insensitive for unique indexes, the tags are  
case-insensitive, so you can't have a changeset/node/way/relation with  
the tags NOTE and note.
If we move to postgres, which uses case-sensitive unique indexes, then  
the keys will become case-sensitive.

> The question is if the uniqueness of the tag-key is computed
> case-sensitive or not.
> A quick test revealed, that they are not case-sensitive. But this
> should be specified somewhere (JOSM allows to create tag key "note"
> and "NOTE" at the same element, but that is a JOSM issue..)

That is a bug in JOSM, please file a bug at:


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