[OSM-talk] fuel type suggestions

Tom Hughes tom at compton.nu
Sun Aug 19 12:46:40 BST 2007

In message <2fc2c5f10708190438l2ba2873bjadc87d326fb00220 at mail.gmail.com>
          "Martijn van Oosterhout" <kleptog at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 8/19/07, Jon Burgess <jburgess777 at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > Yes, semicolons in values are a problem. For reference, the issue with
> > was brought up a couple of weeks ago in
> > http://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2007-August/016635.html
> >
> > The relevant bit is below...
> > > but because we use semicolon as the separator the semicolon in the
> > > middle of the first key's value is also being treated as a separator
> > > and causing an additional key with no value to appear in the output
> > > of the API and planet etc...
> Seems to me the problem is the use of the semicolon as the seperator
> somewhere in the ruby code, perhaps that should be changed? At the
> very least it should be some character that's actually illegal in tag,
> like some control character.  I often use Ctrl-A or the null character
> for this. Using the semicolon while not forbidding it in the API shows
> insufficient use of quoting.

Well obviously, it's a bug! I was just explaining what has happened.

I notice that nobody has cared enough to provide a fix, or even to
enter a trac ticket for it.


Tom Hughes (tom at compton.nu)

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