[Tagging] Different definition of role forward/backward

fly lowflight66 at googlemail.com
Sat Mar 14 17:47:58 UTC 2015


For years the definitions about role forward/backward are completely
different on the wiki page about route=road [1] versus the page about
route relations (type=route) [2].

While all other route=* seem to follow the updated role definition that
the role depends on whether the route follows the directions of the way
(forward) or not (backward), the route=road still uses forward/backward
for the route direction only not regarding the direction of the way.

Does the wiki reflect the usage ?

These two different definitions makes the whole concept even more
complicated for users and software.

Can we change/adjust route=road to follow the same definition as all
other routes ?

Cheers fly

[1] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:route=road
[2] https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Relation:route#Members

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