[Tagging] Tagging Digest, Vol 35, Issue 23
wendorff at uni-paderborn.de
Fri Aug 10 14:53:53 BST 2012
Am 10.08.2012 14:54, schrieb Eckhart Wörner:
> Hi Frederik,
> Am Freitag, 10. August 2012, 14:46:11 schrieb Frederik Ramm:
>> Many suggestions in this thread have been made from a programmer
>> viewpoint. From a programmer viewpoint, in a perfect world where every
>> software correctly parses these tags, I could take every
>> and change it to
>> and it would not make a difference, right? But in practice, this would
>> likely make the maxspeed information unavailable to the majority of
>> users who are stuck with clients not having a perfect restriction parser
>> (and even those that have would probably irritate the user with some
>> kind of asterisk that says "addidional restrictions apply click here for
>> details" or so).
>> Yes, this is a hypothetical example but I hope it drives home the point
>> that for the overwhelming number of users, a complex grammar for a
>> restriction tag is likely *less* useful than "note: lower speed limit at
>> night" or so - even if the programmer wets his pants about the sheer
>> beauty and flexibility of the tag he has just defined.
> Maybe you should just refrain from participating in the discussion if you have nothing useful to add?
So suggestions about mappers behaviour isn't useful?
Sorry, but then you build a system with useful, but nearly no, data.
Somebody said, he/she/it talked to others who acknowledged that that
proposal (not sure, which exactly) would be intuitive to use for them; but
1) it's unknown if these people were common mappers, or more coders - I
think there are many more mappers without a programming logic background
than those with, and I fear, the relations on the usual contacting lists
(chat, im, mailing lists, forum) is different from the reality in osm.
2) intuitive to understand is different from intuitive to do initially.
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