[Tagging] Data redundancy with "ref" tag on ways vs relations

LM_1 flukas.robot+osm at gmail.com
Tue Jul 31 21:41:22 BST 2012

Actually almost any proposal containing relations is criticised from
this perspective (relations being too complex/complicated for
You say someone has to do the coding, I disagree. It has already been
done. JOSM with RelationToolbox plugin and, as Petr says, Merkaartor
are handling relations just fine.

As for Potlatch, "do not tag for the renderer" should apply to editors
as well. Maybe the idea that complex reality can be expressed in a
very easy way is wrong. That would mean that editors have to become
complex or stop being usable for all operations. What way should
Potlatch choose is not my decision.

For all the rest Petr Morávek wrote, I fully agree with him.

Lukáš Matějka (LM_1)

2012/7/31 Richard Fairhurst <richard at systemed.net>:
> Petr Morávek [Xificurk] wrote:
>> This is actually not an argument against any tagging proposal,
>> but argument for improving relation handling in editors.
> I don't think anyone's arguing with that.
> But are you offering to do the coding? Because someone has to.
> cheers
> Richard
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