[Tagging] "contact:phone" or "phone" to combine with "amenity=telephone"

Mike N niceman at att.net
Thu Apr 26 17:07:18 BST 2012

On 4/26/2012 8:51 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer wrote:
>> Can we use the taginfo stats to revert the change made the 2nd may
>> >  2010 where "phone" has been replaced by "contact:phone" and add a big
>> >  "deprecate" notice on the "contact:" namespace wiki ? (overall, we
>> >  still have 10 times more "phone" than "contact:phone", 20 times more
>> >  "website" than "contact:website", etc)
> +1 from me, but I know there are other mappers opposing this and
> trying to push the "contact:" prefix.

    I agree with those wanting the 'contact:' format that it is 
unambiguous and might be easier to use and analyze, but since no data 
consumers use it (that I know of), 'phone' is preferred.    I know of 
several data consumers on mobile apps that use 'phone'.

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