[Talk-us] Directional Prefix/Postfix Proposal

Kevin Atkinson kevin at atkinson.dhs.org
Sun Aug 8 05:35:46 BST 2010


On Sun, 8 Aug 2010, Richard Welty wrote:

> 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.

For those voting +1 have you even read my original proposal on the reason I 
want to abbreviate?

In any case I am already sick of this debate and am staying out of it, so 
it doesn't really matter.




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