[Tagging] Creating shop=caravan

Paul Allen pla16021 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 11:59:35 UTC 2019


On Sun, 13 Jan 2019 at 22:08, Graeme Fitzpatrick <graemefitz1 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Wow, so much for me naively thinking that caravan was a universal word!
> Should know better by now :-)
>

Yeah, where are the camels?  It's not a proper caravan without camels.

Have a question about searching though, which was raised previously. You
> have a place that deals in both (self-propelled) "motorhomes" & also
> (towed) "caravans", & it's tagged as a shop=caravan, with caravan=yes &
> also motorhome=yes (ignoring the exact wording for the moment).
>

If you search for motorhome, will it be found because the details include
> motorhome=yes, or would you have to search for caravan, because it's tagged
> as a shop=caravan? (Sorry, I know that's badly worded but can't think of a
> better way of putting it)
>

Having thought about it some more, and using shop=mobile_home as the main
tag (I know you
don't like it, but I do), then
mobile_home:sells=static_caravan;touring_caravan;motor_home.  Yes,
I just mixed UK and US terms there, but it was about the best I could come
up with on a first
attempt (no doubt we will spend weeks arguing over those).  Maybe we ought
to have
"caravan" and "static_caravan."

So mobile_home appears to cover it.


Not really, sorry

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_home: "A *mobile home* (also *trailer*
, *trailer home*, *house trailer*, *static caravan*, *residential caravan*)
is a prefabricated <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prefabrication>structure,
built in a factory on a permanently attached chassis before being
transported to site (either by being towed or on a trailer). Used as
permanent homes <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Home>, or for holiday or
temporary accommodation, they are left often permanently or
semi-permanently in one place"

Nothing in that excludes touring caravans.  "Used as permanent homes *or*
for holiday
or temporary accommodation."  "The are left *often* permanently [,..] in
one place."  It may imply
that the term most commonly refers to static caravans but doesn't
explicitly exclude RVs,
touring caravans, etc.

Also, from the second paragraph of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorhome
"Motorhomes" are part of the much larger associated group of *mobile homes*
which includes
*caravans, *also known as tourers, and static caravans.

Not that anyone should ever take Wikipedia as gospel for anything, but that
accords well with
(British) English definitions of "mobile" and "home."  You can live in it
(home) and you can
move it around (mobile).  "Motor home" excludes towed caravans and static
caravans (no motor) and
really only includes RVs and similar self-propelled vehicles.

-- 
Paul
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