[openstreetmap/openstreetmap-website] Added RDFa support for browse/node (#173)

Andy Allan notifications at github.com
Wed Nov 22 14:02:49 UTC 2017

I've spent some time looking into this. Overall I don't have strong views as to whether this is worthwhile either way (and I suspect that might be this PR has been open for almost 5 years now - it's just not a priority).

The browse pages are available to help mappers with their work. They are not intended to be a way to publish OSM data, and they are certainly not intended for wholescale scraping. Having them available in search engines is useful for mappers in various editing workflows (I've used search engines to find particular OSM features before, for example) but any other usage is of distant secondary concern. So any effort put into this should be seen in the right context.

I've been trying to rapidly learn about this topic but I find it all a little impenetrable. As far as I can tell, since this PR was opened:

* RDFa 1.1 has happened
* HTML5 has happened
* It's not clear to me if anything has superseded the 2003 "Basic Geo Vocabulary"

I'm not ready to merge the PR, since I'm not comfortable that it still follows best practices for 2017, or if other approaches to annotating the coordinates are more widespread now than back in 2012. If anyone has any experience with this please let me know.

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