[Talk-us] Directional Prefix/Postfix Proposal

Alan Millar amillar503 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 8 05:22:03 BST 2010

On Sat, 2010-08-07 at 13:15 -0700, Paul Johnson wrote:
> I vote for
> 3) It's there for good reason.  If you want abbreviations, tell your map 
> renderer to garble the data for you.  Pre-garbling the data complicates 
> other usage scenarios.  Don't do it.


Call me an "abbreviation police" if you want.  But you can make software
reliably abbreviate things; you can't make it reliably unabbreviate
things.  If you think you really need abbreviations, you need to work on
the renderer, not the tags.

- Alan

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