[Tagging] Feature Proposal – RFC – Time domains

Peter Wendorff wendorff at uni-paderborn.de
Sun Nov 4 20:03:12 GMT 2012

Hi Eckhart.

With a rough scan only - so no details about the content of your wiki page:
Yes, I think it's useful to have this kind of documentation, but IMHO 
it's not a good replacement, but an addition to the example based one.
To understand a technical documentation like that you have to understand 
everything. To use simple examples it's sufficient to find one that 
nearly fits and adapt it to the individual needs, most of the time this 
satisfies opening hours, collecting times and much more tags.

I agree, that a more formal description and documentation is useful, and 
that this documentation should be the base to check the more human 
readable documentation (e.g. the example based one) against, but to 
replace it excludes less technical people from this tag even more than 
currently, where it's already a slightly complicated one (that's no 
offense, but a fact IMHO).


Am 04.11.2012 19:05, schrieb Eckhart Wörner:
> Hi everybody,
> as you probably know, all condition-related proposals and specifically the accepted Conditional Restrictions depend on the opening_hours syntax for time domains.
> However, the whole page is a huge mess. It tries to define the syntax using examples (which is doomed to fail). In consequence, none of the existing implementations even get the full set of examples right, and the list of deviations is quite long.
> Therefore, I've started another approach at time domains, with the following objectives:
> - has to be implementable
> - reuses opening_hours syntax as much as reasonable
> - is properly defined
> - is reasonably complete
> - is reasonably extensible
> The result can be seen in http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/Time_domains
> As this is an RFC, comments are of course welcome.
> Eckhart
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