[OpenStreetMap] #5055: ?box=yes links to osm.org no longer work after the UI down...change

OpenStreetMap trac at noreply.openstreetmap.org
Fri Dec 6 15:50:25 UTC 2013

#5055: ?box=yes links to osm.org no longer work after the UI down...change
  Reporter:  aseerel4c26  |      Owner:  rails-dev@…
      Type:  defect       |     Status:  closed
  Priority:  minor        |  Milestone:
 Component:  website      |    Version:
Resolution:  wontfix      |   Keywords:  bbox

Comment (by TomH):

 We in this context means the people who will have to maintain the code
 going forward - even if somebody else writes the code in the first place
 there is always a long term cost to be born in mind when accepting it so
 it's not a simple case of integrating every feature somebody chooses to

 We restored bbox because we considered it sufficiently useful and also in
 large part because it has been documented over a long period of time as a
 way to display a specific area. It also had minimal cost in terms of it's
 interaction with the rest of the code and the likely future maintenance

 The cost of restoring box=yes is more significant because it means bring
 back infrastructure components which have been removed, and then
 maintaining them purely to be able to continue drawing those boxes which
 no part of the site would otherwise need.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.openstreetmap.org/ticket/5055#comment:7>
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