[OSM-dev] Wiki: Renaming the API pages

Lars Francke lars.francke at gmail.com
Sun Sep 13 15:24:26 BST 2009


Hi,

I already asked this on the Talk page for the API
(http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:API) but I don't know how
many people will be reading that.

* I'd like to rename (move) Protocol to API on the Wiki:
OSM_Protocol_Version_0.6 -> OSM_API_Version_0.6. API is the commonly
used word and it had been decided earlier to move from "Protocol" to
"API" on the Talk page so this would only be for consistency.
* I'd also like to remove the OSM Protocol Stack Overview part and the
HTTP Protocol Specification from
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/API. I believe they are more
confusing than they are helpful. A description of the HTTP protocol is
certainly unneccesary and the description might suggest to newcomers
that OSM somehow uses a different HTTP implementation ("The desciption
of the HTTP Protocol as used by OpenStreetmap"). If it was up to me
I'd completely delete
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/HTTP_Protocol_Specification as it
serves no current or historical purpose. But I think that would have
to be done by an administrator.

Any comments? Anyone opposed?

Cheers,
Lars




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