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

OpenStreetMap trac at noreply.openstreetmap.org
Mon Dec 9 12:07:48 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 Robert Whittaker):

 The previous functionality was (and currently still is) documented in the
 wiki under
 https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Browsing#Sharing_a_link_to_the_maps .
 So even if some people didn't intend it to be used, it was documented in
 the official wiki for 4.5 years as something you could do.

 Moreover, a comment in the editing history of that page, suggests that the
 original implementation of minlat=&maxlat=&minlon=&maxlon= may have drawn
 the visible box by default, and only later did the behaviour change to
 require box=yes to get the box to be shown.

 It's then interesting to see who added the original bbox URLs to that wiki
 page (albeit without the box=yes parameter):

Ticket URL: <https://trac.openstreetmap.org/ticket/5055#comment:11>
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