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

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Tue Jan 26 14:59:58 UTC 2021

On Tue, Jan 26, 2021 at 12:55 AM Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging <
tagging at openstreetmap.org> wrote:

> 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/"
> Why this is supposed to be substantially better?

Website is often generalized to mean "any internet resource that directly
relates to this object".  https and http aren't the only possible methods
by a long shot.  University of Michigan definitely has some things that
only has a gopher presence (gopher is their baby), so gopher:// would be
the method part of the URL in that case, and trying to access it with http
or https *will not* work.

IETF STD-66 was very thorough for a reason.  Let's not break it because
some browsers make assumptions.
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