[Tagging] [Talk-us] destination:street

Hakuch hakuch at posteo.de
Sun Jan 22 19:59:01 UTC 2017

On 22.01.2017 11:09, yo paseopor wrote:
> It's true, but OSM wiki, the tool people like me who tries to learn how to
> do something uses says that:
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Semi-colon_value_separator#When_NOT_to_use
> .
> Change the wiki please if it is not.

The wiki is correct at this point, but your interpretation is not.
Regarding the Wiki, you should avoid semicolons whenever possible,
though not because of the semicolons but because of the multiple values.
So it makes not sense to replace one style of multiple values with
another one. The target is not to use multipe values at all, however
they are marked (with semicolons, with _2 or with your :2 style).
It means, that you should always try to use or to create taggings with
semantic weight, for example old_name, loc_name, short_name instead of

Following this, you could try to find semantic weight for the different
destinations and discuss/use them. But when there is none (what I
assume), you should use the default multiple value scheme, and thats
what the semicolon has been chosen for (and not _1 and not any new

best regards, hakuch

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