[Talk-us] Scrubbing route relations (attn: Richard Weait, etc.)

Russ Nelson nelson at crynwr.com
Sat Oct 27 18:46:03 GMT 2012

Paul Johnson writes:
 > On Sat, Oct 27, 2012 at 12:12 PM, Russ Nelson <nelson at crynwr.com> wrote:
 > > My only objection to network=US:US:Business / ref=80 is "How do you
 > > know it's Business-80 or 80-Business on the signs?"
 > >
 > Isn't that the argument in favor of network=US:US / ref=80 /
 > modifier=Business?  Even if the modifier gets left off by some vaguely
 > broken renderer, you at least get something, which by context while
 > navigating, will be close enough to make sense?

I wonder if we could / should have as a goal the accurate
representation of what the sign says (duplicating the syntax of the
sign)? Or whether we should make sure that we have the semantics right
and can thus present map users what the sign *should* say, in a clear
and consistent manner (which St. Catherine St. kinda doesn't do).

If the former, then it matters if it's Business-80 or 80-Business. If
the latter, then as long as we preserve the modifier, then we're good.

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