[Tagging] [OSM-talk] collection/street relation: which one to use?

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Thu Aug 19 15:28:31 BST 2010

On Thu, Aug 19, 2010 at 10:27 AM, Simone Saviolo
<simone.saviolo at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2010/8/19 Anthony <osm at inbox.org>:
>>> And what happens if the name is not exactly the same ?
>> Then there's an error that needs to be fixed.
>>> That's why some contributors prefer the relation.
>> Right problem, wrong solution.
> So, if the name of a street is changed for whatever reason, I have to
> go through the, maybe, several hundreds of house numbers on that way,
> change the addr:street on every single one of them, and then hope the
> name isn't changed again too soon? Is this the right solution?

No, the right solution is to have the API support references.

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