[OSM-dev] Period In Key Names: Will It Cause A Problem?

Kevin Atkinson kevin at atkinson.dhs.org
Wed Aug 4 01:55:04 BST 2010

On Wed, 4 Aug 2010, Lars Francke wrote:

>>> I'd use name:full, name:prefix etc. for it. As far as I can tell it's
>>> pretty much established practice and you'd make _at least_ my life
>>> easier :)
>> How?
> I've just rewritten parts of OSMdoc.com to support ":" in keys[1]
> because they were the only delimiter in widespread use. So I naturally
> hope no other delimiters gain any traction and I think they are
> unnecessary.
>> Anyway, you don't think the distinction between Parameter and a Property is
>> important?  I like the "." better, but again I don't care that much.
> Do you have a good example where this distinction would be relevant
> (i.e. any examples where you'd like to use "." _and_ ":")? I don't but
> again I might be wrong and I don't care that much either way.


But I am just going to use ":" for now.  It will be very easy to fix 
latter if necessary.

Personally I think ":" is a bit overloaded, but that's another story.

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