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

Shawn K. Quinn skquinn at rushpost.com
Tue Jan 26 16:57:29 UTC 2021

On 1/26/21 00:54, Mateusz Konieczny via Tagging 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/ <http://www.openstreetmap.org/>"
> Why this is supposed to be substantially better?

The first is a valid URL. The latter is just a hostname with a path
slapped on the end (HNWAPSOTE). Sometimes the latter will work when the
former is expected, sometimes it won't. Also, without the scheme
designator, how are we supposed to know what the protocol is?

Shawn K. Quinn <skquinn at rushpost.com>

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