[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - (consulate)-->(office=diplomatic)

Allan Mustard allan at mustard.net
Sun Nov 11 11:22:04 UTC 2018

Colin is correct.  I have added target=* to the proposal.  country=* is
already there.  If there are multiple target countries (the U.S. Embassy
in Colombo, for example, also covers the Maldives in addition to Sri
Lanka) would it not be possible to tag as target=LK;MV ? 

On 11/11/2018 3:52 PM, Colin Smale wrote:
> On 2018-11-11 11:27, Warin wrote:
>> On 11/11/18 20:05, Colin Smale wrote:
>>> On 2018-11-11 07:49, Graeme Fitzpatrick wrote:
>>>     But wouldn't it be covered by the name eg "Australian Embassy to
>>>     Russia"?
>>> We should not rely on free-text fields like "name" to convey
>>> information that belongs in a structured form...
>> The text clearly identifies the object as;
>> an Embassy
>> The 'from' country as Australia
>> the 'to' country ... as Russia ... though this may also include other
>> countries too ..and would be indicated by an enclosure by that county.
> You miss the point... The fact that the words "Australian Embassy"
> and/or "to Russia" occur in the "name" tag is not enough for an
> automated processor to unambiguously understand that the sending
> nation is the Commonwealth of Australia and the receiving nation is
> the Russian Federation. All these words can be written in any language
> of the world. Hence the need for the "from," "to" and "function"
> concepts to be modelled with a curated list of values - there are only
> so many countries and international organisations (in this sense) in
> the world, and those lists are pretty static.
> Enclosure won't work for missions to international organisations or
> the Vatican either. There are (IIRC) also arrangements between
> countries such that the embassy of A in country B also represents
> country C under certain circumstances. This also doesn't fit nicely
> with the "from"/"to" model. On wikipedia they are called "De facto
> embassies":
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_facto_embassy
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