[Tagging] Merging tagging scheme on wiki pages of Hiking, route=hiking, route=foot and Walking routes

Hufkratzer hufkratzer at gmail.com
Wed Aug 14 11:11:36 UTC 2019

I would also prefer the transclusion (template) instead of just links.

It may be possible to split it up in and a part with more general tags 
(e.g. name, ref, operator, distance, ...) that are also used with other 
kinds of routes (e.g. for 
route=running;bicycle;mtb;horse;piste;inline_skates), so that this can 
be used there too, and in a part with hiking/walking specific tags (e.g. 
network, educational).

On 13.08.2019 12:31, Paul Allen:
> On Tue, 13 Aug 2019 at 09:52, s8evq <s8evq at runbox.com 
> <mailto:s8evq at runbox.com>> wrote:
>     Would it not be easier and more clear if we just keep one, and add
>     a link to it in the others?
> A principle used in programming is "DRY."  Don't repeat yourself.  
> Maintaining the same
> code in two or more places will cause problems down the line when one 
> version gets
> changed and the other does not.
> Documentation is a little different, because you often wish the same 
> information to appear
> in several places.  This is the case where the documentation is 
> extensive but people
> assume that everything they need to know about a topic will appear in 
> one place.   OTOH,
> the desirability of not repeating yourself increases a lot when you 
> have many translations
> of the material.
> One way of handling this is a link.  Another way of doing it offered 
> by the wiki is transclusion.
> See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Transclusion and
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Transclusion/How_Transclusion_Works
> (the first of those two links transcludes the second of those links, 
> just so you can see how
> it looks).
> There are arguments against each way.  If you link to a full page then 
> the poor user
> encountering the link has to wade through that full page to find the 
> table.  If you transclude
> then those wishing to edit the page, or even the transcluded material, 
> may find it
> difficult to figure out how to do it.  You could, of course, put the 
> table in its own page and
> link to that, which avoids the editing problem and the information 
> overload problem, but
> still means more clicks and page loads are required than reading a 
> page with a
> transclusion.
> Up to you which one you go with.  Note that at some point in the 
> future, somebody may
> decide that whichever way you chose to do it was wrong and edit it to 
> do it differently. :)
> -- 
> Paul
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