[OSM-dev] Empty tags created by Potlatch

Marc Schütz schuetzm at gmx.net
Tue Sep 29 16:41:23 BST 2009


Am Dienstag 29 September 2009 17:31:26 schrieb Maarten Deen:
> On Tue, 29 Sep 2009 08:15:24 -0700 (PDT), Richard Fairhurst
> 
> <richard at systemed.net> wrote:
> > Marc Schütz wrote:
> >> somehow a user managed to create empty tags on a node:
> >> http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/node/513414350/history
> >> Is this "a bug or a feature"?
> >
> > I don't know, but if you can provide steps to reproduce I can look at
> 
> it.

Sorry, I haven't asked him yet.

> 
> First: can it be confirmed that the tag was actually empty? Potlatch does
> accept tags filled with only a space, and if you look at the history of a
> node on the weg, it looks as there is no character there.

Here is an excerpt from the hexdump of the XML linked from the history page:
00000110  3d 22 70 6c 61 63 65 22  20 76 3d 22 22 2f 3e 0a  |="place" v=""/>.|

As you can see, there is nothing between the two "" (22 22).

Regards, Marc
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