[Talk-us] Highway Shield Rendering

Nathan Edgars II neroute2 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 2 16:46:16 BST 2012


On 4/2/2012 11:40 AM, Nathan Edgars II wrote:
> On 4/2/2012 11:17 AM, Phil! Gold wrote:
>> * Nathan Edgars II<neroute2 at gmail.com> [2012-04-02 09:18 -0400]:
>>> On 4/2/2012 8:25 AM, Phil! Gold wrote:
>>>> Business and similar variants are expected to be in the network tag,
>>>> since that's the closest thing I've seen to a consensus on the topic.
>>>
>>> You know that MapQuest's rendering expects the ref tag to contain
>>> the modifier, right?
>>
>> As far as I can tell, MapQuest is basing their rendering entirely on the
>> ref= tag on ways.
>
> Yes, as far as I know. But since the modifier appears after the number
> ("US 1 Alternate") it's clearly part of the 'ref' part of the ref rather
> than the network. Doing something different on relations will only
> confuse people.

Actually, is there a reason it can't support both? (This sort of 
flexibility could also be used, for example, when an Interstate relation 
has the "I " in the ref, such as most of I-80, and to process any 
network=US:FL:CR:* as a county road.)



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