[Tagging] Feature Proposal - Voting - (Key:designation)

Markus Lindholm markus.lindholm at gmail.com
Tue Mar 1 20:11:31 GMT 2011

On 1 March 2011 20:51, Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net> wrote:
> Markus Lindholm wrote:
>> If this tag designation is about formal status in the UK
> It isn't. It's about formal status, full stop. You could just as easily use
> it to record that a European waterway is UNECE Class Vb.

Well, the wiki certainly says that it's about England & Wales. But
even if it were about formal designation worldwide, isn't there a risk
with value collisions, e.g. designation=xyz might mean one thing in
England but a slightly different thing in Australia. A data consumer
would also have to take into consideration where an object is located
before it can make a interpretation about the meaning of the tag.


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