[Tagging] Mismatched tag status
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Tue Jun 11 10:26:50 UTC 2019
On Tue, 11 Jun 2019 at 01:35, Yuri Astrakhan <yuriastrakhan at gmail.com>
> Paul, as a programmer, I'm sure you know the difference between a keyword
> and the text shown to the user.
I'm aware that such things can be done but not that such a mechanism was in
German translates "inuse" as "in Benutzung", and "defacto" as "de facto" --
> so clearly both are defined.
Not every English speaker is aware of what "de facto" means or would think
to use it. German
speakers may well be the same.
> As for definition -- Template:Description shows this:
> * inuse: the feature is in use
> * defacto: the tag is in widespread use, but no formal proposal process
> has taken place
> See https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Template:Description
Fair enough. I wouldn't have drawn such a subtle distinction myself, but
if that's what the wiki
says then it's yet another case of OSM usage not precisely matching natural
something is in widespread use then it is also in use; if something is in
narrowly) without approval then it is de facto rather than de jure.
BTW, templates should use _keywords_, and not english/german/other text
> for the "status=" parameter.
You have persuaded me. If those are keywords then they should match across
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