[OSM-dev] Tag-key with "?" in planet but not in API

"Marc Schütz" schuetzm at gmx.net
Tue Sep 15 13:18:19 BST 2009

> in the planet file there are some tags containing a "?" in the key,
> eg. in line 725579517
>   <node id="187690242" lat="49.2199004" lon="12.6700505"
> timestamp="2009-08-24T13:30:09Z" version="5" changeset="2243654" user="klausis" uid="85761">
>     <tag k="amenity" v="parking" />
>     <tag k="name??" v="Parkdeck?" />
>     <tag k="poi" v="vehicle.parking.garage" />
>   </node>
> These questionmarks are not shown when editing this node:
> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/node/187690242
> So they cannot be deleted. Is this intentional?

It's not question marks, but \t and \r:
<tag k="name	
" v="Parkdeck

Indeed, both JOSM and Potlatch don't represent the \r, but they both show the \t (don't know what happens if you save the data, though).

Regards, Marc

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