[Tagging] website=*url* vs. contact:website=*url*

fly lowflight66 at googlemail.com
Thu May 12 21:21:20 BST 2011

Am 12.05.2011 20:26, schrieb M∡rtin Koppenhoefer:
> 2011/5/12 Flaimo <flaimo at gmail.com>:
>> the reason for that might be, than no editor supports the contact:
>> syntax. personally, i always use it and type it in manually without
>> the JOSM preset, because it makes locating all the contact information
>> in long tag lists much easier.


> OSM allows everybody to tag whatever he likes, which is great. Still I
> don't think that a website is "contact"-information, like a phone
> number is.

> Neither has "contact:webcam" anything to do with "contact".


surveillance !!

> Actual usage shows that the whole "contact" is a typical "wiki
> stillbirth":
> 108398 website (wiki page created  20:17, 3 April 2008 )
> 240537 url (wiki page created  23:19, 8 May 2008 )
> 4332 contact:website (wiki page created 08:06, 22 January 2009 )

sometimes a webscript is the only possibility to contact someone

Almost all the times the contact information is on the website, even if
it is sometimes outdated !

> Btw.: there is (still) 0 contact:addr:street and 0
> contact:addr:housenumber in the database.

Actually, I know some places where the postal address is different than
the building address ( including addr:street, addr:postcode

Cheers fly

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