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

Mike N niceman at att.net
Thu May 12 21:57:25 BST 2011

On 5/12/2011 4:52 PM, Flaimo wrote:
> the numbers you list are like that because, as i mentioned before,
> most use the presets for tagging. if the presets would be changed to
> use the contact: prefix, the situation would be exactly the contrary
> in two years. so we should list advantages and disadvantages of a
> namespace and think about if it might make sense to group them under
> "contact:" in the future by modifying the presets. existing tag could
> easily be changed to the namespace (or the other way around) by a
> simple one time batch job in the databas

   There's another factor - there are now map data consumers, and I can 
tell from experience that they all use 'phone=', not 'contact:phone=' 
for example.   Changing data consumers is much more difficult than just 
the Wiki and editor presets.

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