[Tagging] Time based access restrictions (was: bicycle=no)

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Thu Dec 17 19:52:28 GMT 2009


Steve Bennett wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 12:29 PM, Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org> wrote:
>
>>
>> Ambiguous.  Paris has a far different idea about business hours than New
>> York, which has a different idea than Salem, and so on.  Even within the
>> same geopolitical region, for example, "business hours" are typically
>> 8AM-5PM M-Sa in Portland, but are usually 10AM-noon,1PM-4PM in Salem.
>>
>>
> Obviously it's always better to code the information precisely and with
> maximum detail, if that information is available and the coder can be
> bothered. Failing that, "business_hours" seems reasonable, and it isn't
> really a problem if the interpretation of that varies from place to place.

It is if you're planning on going someplace with a preconceived notion
of business hours that differs from the locale you're travelling to.  A
Portlander visiting Salem with Portland's idea of business hours is
likely to be sorely disappointed on a Saturday, for example.





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