[Tagging] tagging arbiters (gone OT)

Dave F davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Sun May 20 21:09:24 UTC 2018

The case I had in mind was Carto-OSM's claim to require the highest 
level boundary admin_level tag to be on ways & within relations.
I'm unsure I'd describe it as a bug, as they haven't written any code 
for it yet.

Those involved claim this is not possible within Carto-OSM:

Read the discussion here:


On 19/05/2018 03:12, Paul Johnson wrote:
> On Mon, May 14, 2018 at 8:03 AM, Dave F <davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com 
> <mailto:davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com>> wrote:
>     On 13/05/2018 22:34, Kevin Kenny wrote:
>>     I've long said that the final arbiters of tagging should be...
>>     the people who implement the routers, renderers, navigation
>>     systems,. search engines, and so on
>     No.
>     We already have the case where Carto-OSM are requesting duplicated
>     tags on ways that are already in relations as they're
>     unwilling/unable to right code that manipulates relation data.
> Is that a bug in the carto-osm github right now?  Even the Linux 
> kernel killed the ext filesystem dinosaur once ext4 became a thing, 
> and by then it already overstayed it's welcome once ext2 was 
> widespread.  Killing the route-refs-on-ways dinosaur is long overdue.
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