[Tagging] Should 'highway=incline[_steep]' be discouraged?

Roy Wallace waldo000000 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 29 02:40:04 GMT 2009

On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 11:47 AM, Matthias Julius <lists at julius-net.net> wrote:
> 'up/down' is in there to be able to tag an incline where the exact value
> is not known.  Adding '_steep' would allow to differentiate a little.
> Of course, what is steep and what is not is subjective - just like
> surface quality.  I just don't want to loose any semantics compared to
> the highway=incline tags.

But that's my point - sure, you don't want to lose "semantics" i.e.
"meaning". But IMHO "steep" is *meaningless*.

> Validators could warn about ambiguous incline tags, though.

Yup I think this is the best solution. Unless, of course, nobody
*wants* to tag incline=* on nodes :) But assuming they do, they should
be able to.

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