[OSM-talk] keys

Robert (Jamie) Munro rjmunro at arjam.net
Mon Mar 5 11:11:50 GMT 2007


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Andy Robinson wrote:
> Jonas Svensson wrote:
>> Sent: 04 March 2007 10:43 AM
>> To: talk at openstreetmap.org
>> Subject: [OSM-talk] keys
>>
>> Yesterday I found a bug in my speller that stopped it from fixing
>> ways, it only handled nodes and segments (there is a lot of tags on
>> those too, many tags that should be on ways only). Anyway now it
>> seems to be running and fixing a lot of ways. You are very welcome
>> to comment on the wordlist at
>> <http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/User:JLS/speller>. I
>> believe I got all the keys used in the planet dump. I have set up
>> the obvious spelling errors to be fixed but there are a lot of keys
>> where I do not know if they are correct or not.
>>
> 
> Good to see you are working on obvious spelling errors.
> 
> Note though that on the basis there is no such thing as an incorrectly named
> element then it may be a little tricky to know what a key should be. I noted
> that it says "replace" on the wiki, I think it should be that a new key is
> added rather than replaced, the apparently wrong key should not be deleted
> as you have no possibility of verifying if anyone is using it in that form.

Don't be silly. It's perfectly reasonable to delete keys that are
obviously misspellings. It would be ridiculous to leave them in - it
will just mean that people would have to throw away all the keys they
don't understand for space saving purposes, which would hide the
rare-but-interesting keys.

Robert (Jamie) Munro
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