[Tagging] A first step towards bringing the wiki and tool support closer together

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Tue Dec 8 16:33:48 GMT 2009

On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 3:27 AM, Pieren <pieren3 at gmail.com> wrote:

> - we promote the bad habit "tagging for the renderer"

Tagging this argument further, we should do everything possible to prevent
people finding out what tags are supported by each renderer. That doesn't
make sense.

Information about tag support is a *good* thing, not a bad one. I now
realise that Mapnik doesn't recognise *any* sport=* tags, but that's not
going to stop me using them. But it will make me be careful to always use it
with a tag that it *does* support as well. See how this is beneficial?

> - because Mapnik is not the only one, we will have to accept a column
> for each renderer.

Not necessarily a column. I was thinking of some little icons or text at the
bottom of one of the other columns. So, like "Mn Pl" would mean "supported
by Mapnik and Potlatch" or something. Small. Discreet. But I really think
this information should be visible.

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