[Tagging] Various alt_name values?

Friedrich Volkmann bsd at volki.at
Tue Nov 25 13:09:13 UTC 2014

On 24.11.2014 22:54, fly wrote:
> Do we recommend any order ? youngest to oldest ?

name=<most common name>
alt_name=<second most common name>;<third most common name>;...

...because data consumers certainly use these in the same order. Two examples:

1) Rendering: Say, there's space for one alternative name in parentheses.
The renderer may take the shortest value, and in case of equal length, it
takes the first.

2) Reporting: Someone generates a list of cities, with one column for the
name, and 2 columns for alternative names. The script takes the first 2
values and throws away the others.

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