[OSM-dev] Overpass-API error codes

Peter Wendorff wendorff at uni-paderborn.de
Fri Mar 30 10:15:26 BST 2012

In a software I'm going to use the Overpass-API to fetch OSM-Data, and I 
think about handling error codes.
As far as I see, Overpass prints errors in a <remark>-Tag in human 
readable text, but nowwhere as machine-readable text, while most error 
codes I guess could be mapped on HTTP-response states.

Is it planned (or a good idea that's planned now ;) ) to add a machine 
readable error state somehow?
this could be done e.g. by adding a error-code attribute to the 


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