[Tagging] Various alt_name values?

John F. Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Tue Nov 25 21:51:37 UTC 2014


Also, parsing a semicolon-delimited string into an array of strings is a simple task in most programming languages.


On November 24, 2014 5:35:21 PM CST, Frederik Ramm <frederik at remote.org> wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> On 11/24/2014 11:51 PM, Tobias Knerr wrote:
> > The semi-colon is not universally accepted, for good reasons.
> Contrary
> > to what you said, it should only be used if it is explicitly defined
> as
> > an option for that particular key. To introduce such a convention to
> an
> > old and widely used set of tags is not easy and requires a broad
> > consensus, not a quick wiki page change.
> 
> There was a discsussion on the talk/imports lists recently (September,
> subject "Proposed mechanical edit to convert alt_name tags") where it
> seemed to me that the consensus was to indeed have a
> semicolon-delimited
> list of names in alt_name, instead of having alt_name_1, alt_name_2
> etc.
> like initially suggested in that thread.
> 
> Bye
> Frederik
> 
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