[Tagging] "Feature Proposal - RFC - Sidewalk

David Paleino dapal at debian.org
Mon Mar 21 19:51:14 GMT 2011


On Mon, 21 Mar 2011 20:47:39 +0100, M∡rtin Koppenhoefer wrote:

> 2011/3/21 David Paleino <dapal at debian.org>:
> > To tag a sidewalk:
> > highway=footway
> > footway=sidewalk
> >
> >> I disagree. As mentioned in the Sidewalk tag, we already have
> >> highway=footway, which is what David's proposal would largely change,
> >
> > Change? My proposal would not change footway's meaning, since, to define a
> > sidewalk, you need to add "footway=sidewalk".
> 
> I agree with Serge: you would change the meaning of highway=footway
> (because to interpret it right after your amendment, you would have to
> look at the footway-key as well).

Why?
Sidewalks are just a particular case of highway=footway. A router that doesn't
know about footway=*, can treat the sidewalk just fine, because it is a
footway, after all.

David

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