[OSM-dev] Empty tags created by Potlatch

Maarten Deen mdeen at xs4all.nl
Tue Sep 29 17:07:19 BST 2009

On Tue, 29 Sep 2009 17:41:23 +0200, Marc Schütz <schuetzm at gmx.net> wrote:
> Am Dienstag 29 September 2009 17:31:26 schrieb Maarten Deen:

>> First: can it be confirmed that the tag was actually empty? Potlatch
>> accept tags filled with only a space, and if you look at the history of
>> 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).

Yes, that does indicate that there is nothing there. I did a test with
only a space, and that does not show up in the HTML page, but is present in
the XML dump.


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