[Tagging] consider website=www.openstreetmap.org to be OK

Andrew Hain andrewhainosm at hotmail.co.uk
Tue Jan 26 12:45:53 UTC 2021

If we ever want to implement anything like https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:SpamBlacklist in the future to reject links used by spammers at the API level, this would be much more feasible if we target all keys and real URLs; this means that clients should expect real URLs for all link-related keys, which isn't possible if this change is made.

Extension:SpamBlacklist - MediaWiki<https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:SpamBlacklist>
Configure the block list at your convenience Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed. Setting the block list []. The following local pages are always used, whatever additional sources are listed:

From: Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging <tagging at openstreetmap.org>
Sent: 26 January 2021 06:54
To: Tag discussion, strategy and related tools <tagging at openstreetmap.org>
Cc: Mateusz Konieczny <matkoniecz at tutanota.com>
Subject: [Tagging] consider website=www.openstreetmap.org to be OK

Right now https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:website has:

"include the scheme (http or https) explicitly. https://www.openstreetmap.org/,
not www.openstreetmap.org/<http://www.openstreetmap.org/>"

Why this is supposed to be substantially better?

Why not simply use website=www.openstreetmap.org<http://www.openstreetmap.org> for http/https?

Current documentation results in some validators complaining
about all website tags without http or https - and adding this
prefixes is massive and pointless waste of time.

See for example https://github.com/osm-fr/osmose-backend/issues/1115

I propose to remove this sentence as not useful and encouraging busywork.
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