[Tagging] Dispute prevention: meaning of lanes tag

Ilpo Järvinen ilpo.jarvinen at helsinki.fi
Fri Apr 27 09:06:58 BST 2012

On Fri, 27 Apr 2012, Ilpo Järvinen wrote:

> On Fri, 27 Apr 2012, Pieren wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 9:18 AM, Martin Vonwald
> > 
> > > Anyone else has a problem with the suggested solution to the lanes=1.5  problem?
> > 
> > I think we should simply recommend to not use fractions since they can
> > be misinterpreted by any one (not only applications). I still don't
> > know if 1.5 means 
> > "an intermediate status between 2 lanes and 1 lane segments"
> > "a wide single lane"
> > "a normal lane plus a half size lane"
> > "two narrow lanes"
> ...While I didn't fully understand the first definition. ...I don't find 
> much different between those definitions but perhaps you can enlighten me 
> if there's anything else than some fancy wordsmithing looking into the 
> very same road from different angles? :-)

Btw, IMHO these plurar definitions you gave for the same thing is one 
of the reasons why lanes=1.5 appears in the db in the first place.
The width alternative hardly conveys all the same meaning as it cannot 
say lanes=1+wide and lanes=2+narrow at the same time!


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