[Tagging] RFC 2 - addr:interval

Peter Elderson pelderson at gmail.com
Fri Jan 8 12:35:42 UTC 2021


The ranges will never end...

I would prefer a simple inline solution closer to what people do already,
and I think I have shown that it can be done, preserving current data and
functionality, and offering the extra's as an opportunity.

That's it.

Peter Elderson


Op vr 8 jan. 2021 om 12:35 schreef Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com>:

> On Fri, 8 Jan 2021 at 08:30, Peter Elderson <pelderson at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> In this area, (n)  at the end of the housenumber string where n must be a
>> positive integer value, could be used as a range indicator, without
>> altering anything to current handling by Nominatim.
>>
>> Combine that with the requirement of a hyphen in the same string, and I
>> bet that not many single housenumbers will pass that filter, worldwide
>> (that's a challenge!)
>>
>
> There will probably be one.  And Kevin Kenny will know it. :)
>
> I don't think we can find any character that is readily available on most
> keyboards that we can guarantee won't be used as part of an address
> number.  Some people even objected to | as being hard to type!
>
> The only way I can see of handling it is to split an interpolated address
> range into prefix, range start, suffix, and increment, each with its
> own namespaced tag.  Prefix and suffix are both optional.  Increment
> might be optional if we can agree on a default.  By making them
> each tags we don't need to worry about avoiding/escaping
> certain characters.
>
> For Queens, prefix would be something like "122-", no suffix.
>
> It would be clunky to enter as raw tags but editors might manage to
> simplify matters in their GUI.
>
> --
> Paul
>
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