[Tagging] Discussion about Multivalued Keys

Richard Fairhurst richard at systemed.net
Wed Jan 27 18:45:05 UTC 2016


Colin Smale wrote:
> If we were looking at this problem as if we were 
> designing OSM on a clean whiteboard

When OSM was first designed on a clean whiteboard[1], multiple values were
in fact possible. An object could have

    name=Bridge Street
    name=Banbury Road

and the API was happy - though, in practice, no (/very little) software
supported it.

This ability was only removed in API 0.6:

    https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2009-January/033437.html

Richard

[1] beer mat



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