[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - (consulate)

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 24 20:54:05 UTC 2018


On Wed, Oct 24, 2018 at 9:40 PM Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:

>
> On 25/10/18 02:52, Paul Allen wrote:
>
> An alternative ... just use the diplomatic key alone.
>

I could live with that.  I think.  I have a vague feeling of unease about
it, for some reason I can't put
my finger on.  Maybe because it's an adjective and I think of keys as being
nouns.  Problem is,
diplomat=embassy would be silly.

I'm not happy with service:*=* acting as distinctions as service is used
elsewhere for other things.
It complicates editors as they have to do selective matching to figure out
which particular
service:* tags to offer up with a particular main tag.


Humm the 'sells' tag has the same problem.
>

That doesn't mean we should compound the error.  Each time something like
sells is used
the editor has to have special-case code to handle it properly.  Or it just
offers every possible sells=*
even when most are inappropriate in that context, which leads to errors and
confusion.

Free form entry is a reasonable way around this .. at least until some use
> has been made of it to see what is 'frequent' in use.
>

AKA "I wish we'd thought this through properly back in the beginning
instead of ending up with a mix of
incompatible tagging methods because people invent random stuff."  That's
how we ended up with
amenity=embassy...

-- 
Paul


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