[Talk-us] Network tag Re: Highway Shield Rendering

Paul Johnson baloo at ursamundi.org
Thu Apr 12 01:33:49 BST 2012

On Apr 4, 2012 12:29 PM, "Nathan Edgars II" <neroute2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4/4/2012 2:43 PM, Chris Lawrence wrote:
>> Renderers can fallback to the longest
>> left-anchored substring they understand for weird things they don't
>> understand.
> Bad idea. Google Maps does something like this and it results in
'bannered' routes appearing without banners.

Seems like renderer and/or data issues at Google.  Neither would surprise
me, given the number of routes that render numbers as names without
shields, and for how long Google was insisting US 30 was really Québec
Provincial Route 355 nationwide.  That said, just because Google can't do
that right shouldn't have any influence on us getting it right.  Let's not
throw out a Good Idea just because some renderer we don't even use gets it
wrong on data we don't even touch.
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