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

Pieren pieren3 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 8 16:52:44 GMT 2009


On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 5:33 PM, Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?
>

The risk is that people will not use the best tag because it's not
rendered but will use a similar one which is rendered. Others might
just ignore the tags that are not supported by Mapnik. Your wish to
identify immediately in the Map Features what is rendered and what is
not shows me that it is a sensible criterion where it shouldnt. Imho,
if we need some improvements in the Map Features, it is first in the
ambiguous descriptions.

Pieren




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