[OSM-dev] Disallowing certain characters in tag keys

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Tue Oct 19 13:36:55 BST 2010

On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 4:22 AM, Jochen Topf <jochen at remote.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 17, 2010 at 04:57:33PM -0400, Anthony wrote:
>> It could be done, but to do all that work just to make it easier to
>> code Taginfo would be, in my opinion, a waste.  Especially when there
>> are plenty of simple solutions within taginfo.  If URL encoding is too
>> painful, use a modified base64 encoding of the unicode string (using
>> "-" and "_" instead of "+" and "/").
> Its not only Taginfo. Every software out there would be made easier.

Not any of the software I've written.

If you limited the characters drastically, to something like
[A-Za-z0-9:-_], you might have made the software I've written very
slightly easier.  But that's not even the proposal.

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