[Tagging] Thoughts on how to replace or modify an exist/established tag (Was: Feature Proposal - RFC - sluice_gate)

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 7 04:46:12 GMT 2011

Things seem to have gotten way off track, I started this thread to get
ideas/feedback on how we could replace an existing tag like
waterway=weir and instead make it a subtag along with other similar
flow control tags like dams, sluice_gates, flood_gates, lock_gates and
so on...

Any talk about a certification process for apps is completely off
topic for this thread. I have nothing against such a process, but that
doesn't directly help with the current problem. In fact I'd go so far
as to say people wanting maps to render properly probably will deal
with the issue themselves all we have to do is come up with a sane way
to handle any kind of change over, and as I said before I think
regular updates combined with a freeze period and a dual tagging
period seems like a good idea to me.

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