[OSM-talk] Move leisure=slipway to waterway=slipway?

David Earl david at frankieandshadow.com
Sat Jul 7 10:57:38 BST 2007

On 07/07/2007 01:08, Ulf Lamping wrote:
> Is there a reason not to change leisure=slipway into waterway=slipway?!?

Because it involves changing everything that already understands the 
existing tag, for no gain.

The actual words used in the tag names and values are not very 
significant. They're only for our convenience. Changing things like this 
has implications for minimal gain.

Much more important is that the tagging scheme can support a concept at 
all (route, for example, doesn't really work), and that we all use the 
same tags (for non-specialist uses). Changing tags for cosmetic purposes 
is counter-productive.


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