[Tagging] airport check in counters

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Sat Apr 13 13:58:52 UTC 2019

On Sat, 13 Apr 2019 at 14:44, bkil <bkil.hu+Aq at gmail.com> wrote:

> check_in=airport/camp_site/hotel/hospital/seaport/event_venue/...
> would work around this issue as well, wouldn't it?

To some extent.  It's possible to conceive of situations where it
wouldn't.  Maybe not for
check_in itself but some of the other tags where people said namespacing
was unnecessary.

What if the airport checkin handles both the hotel and the flights?  What
if the place is a nexus
of airport and seaport sharing a common checkin?  Semicolons can be used
but they are
thought by some to be problematic in the way some data consumers handle

Also the user interface would be more error-prone.  In iD with namespacing
you'd type "check in"
into the search box and be shown a list of large(ish) icons labelled
"airport checkin", "hospital
checkin" etc.  But with a list of values for a checkin=* tag  you get just
text and it's a lot easier to
click on the wrong one by mistake.

But yes, it's an alternative to namespacing.  And preferable to having
check_in=yes for all types
of checkin.

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