[Talk-us] Directional Prefix/Postfix Proposal

Richard Welty rwelty at averillpark.net
Sun Aug 8 05:26:51 BST 2010


  On 8/8/10 12:22 AM, Alan Millar wrote:
> 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.
> +1
>
> 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.
i concur. abbreviations are for the renderer(s), not for the database.

richard




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