[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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