[Tagging] Removing name_1 and alt_name_1 from Wiki

Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Wed Jan 20 08:06:04 UTC 2016


If a missing value (i.e. use the default) is not the same as explicitly
having NO value, how do you override the default with "no value"?


On 2016-01-20 08:50, Gerd Petermann wrote:

> I don't think that the meaning really depends on the position. My understanding is that the 
> complete value (e.g. "80||" ) is parsed by splitting it into separate strings at each pipe symbol. 
> Result: three strings: "80" , "","" 
> The value "|80|" also gives three strings: "","80","" 
> Another point is that an empty value means "use the default", which can 
> only make sense in special cases  like this. 
> Gerd 
> -------------------------
> VON: Colin Smale <colin.smale at xs4all.nl>
> GESENDET: Mittwoch, 20. Januar 2016 08:23
> AN: Tag discussion, strategy and related tools
> BETREFF: Re: [Tagging] Removing name_1 and alt_name_1 from Wiki 
> I meant that there is a value missing "between the pipes", which at a slightly higher semantic level can mean "use the default". A definition which varies according to position doesn't feel well-formed to me.
> //colin 
> On 2016-01-20 08:10, Gerd Petermann wrote: 
> Colin Smale wrote The "lanes" tag family uses a different delimiter ("|"), sometimes
> together with a semicolon to make a kind of 2-d array. A double pipe
> ("||") indicates a missing value there. Wouldn't it be nice if we were
> consistent? 
> That is new to me. My understanding of a double pipe is that described here:
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Proposed_features/lanes_General_Extension#Default_values 
> Proposed features/lanes General Extension - OpenStreetMap Wiki [1] 
> wiki.openstreetmap.org 
> A simple, straightforward extension of existing tags to specify properties not only for a way as whole but for the lanes of the way instead. Based on this general ... 
> which indicates that a double pipe means one or two default values,
> depending on the position.
> At the end of the value, it means two default values.
> Gerd
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