[Tagging] Various alt_name values?

Guttorm Flatabø post at guttormflatabo.com
Tue Nov 25 13:28:48 UTC 2014


2014-11-25 14:09 GMT+01:00 Friedrich Volkmann <bsd at volki.at>:

> 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.


 +1

How this can be a big or controversial issue, beats me.

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Guttorm
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