[Tagging] webpage=*

Tobias Knerr osm at tobias-knerr.de
Sun Mar 21 09:41:19 UTC 2021

On 18.03.21 14:19, Paul Allen wrote:
> From the perspective of having been involved with the techy side
> of the web, there is a difference between a web site (even if it
> is only a single page with only a sentence of text) and a web
> page (even if it is a very large web page).  Call it pedantic,
> but I cringe when I see example.com/foo/bar/wibble.html
> described as a web site.

So far, I see no practical benefit of tagging some web presences as 
webpage=* and others as website=*. Are data consumers likely to handle 
these two cases differently? If they do not, making the distinction 
would mean additional work when interpreting OSM data, extra effort to 
teach new mappers which of the two fields in the editor preset to paste 
the URL into, and more clean-up work when they inevitably get it wrong.

I can empathize with the cringe, but it seems worth remembering that the 
words chosen as OSM key names are just mnemonics for their meaning, not 
precise definitions.

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