[OSM-dev] RFC: map call to return deleted elements

Frederik Ramm frederik at remote.org
Sat May 23 18:34:54 BST 2009


Matt Amos wrote:
> agreed. editors will probably have to implement some stuff to make it
> less easy for people to shoot themselves in the foot!

Well, now that Potlatch is starting to disappoint those who want to 
shoot themselves in the foot, maybe it is time to offer them something 
new and exciting ;-)

On thing that we could look into is this: When you download a deleted 
object (via the history) and then upload that same object completely 
unchanged (including "visible=false"), it thereby becomes re-activated. 
Currently it is just stupid script writers who stumble over that, but I 
can foresee more trouble once we start handing out deleted objects 
through the "map" call. Maybe change the behaviour so that uploading 
something with "visible=false" actually does keep it deleted.


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