[Tagging] maxwidth vs. maxwidth:physical vs. width

Tobias Knerr osm at tobias-knerr.de
Wed Feb 18 11:10:33 UTC 2015


On 18.02.2015 10:39, moltonel 3x Combo wrote:
> Allow me to disagree:
> 
> * maxheight is defined this way. Having maxwidth defined differently
> is asking for trouble.

I agree with you that we should define all the max* keys in the same
way. But it would actually make much more sense to achieve that
standardization by reserving them all for legal restriction. Look at the
current situation:

maxwidth:
 legal limit according to all sources
maxspeed:
 legal limit according to all sources
maxweight:
 legal limit according to all sources
maxaxleload:
 legal limit according to all sources
maxheight:
 legal limit according to infobox,
 min(legal,physical) according to introduction text

The odd one out is clearly that introduction of the Key:maxheight page.
And that also used to clearly state that the key refers to legal limits,
until this edit:
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Key%3Amaxheight&diff=806806&oldid=762233

Now while this was a long time ago, I don't get the impression that it
was based on a consensus when looking on the talk page.

So imo the easiest way to get back to a consistent situation is to
revert that change.

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