[OSM-talk] london tube stations

David Earl david at frankieandshadow.com
Fri Mar 16 15:44:46 GMT 2007

> -----Original Message-----
> From: talk-bounces at openstreetmap.org
> [mailto:talk-bounces at openstreetmap.org]On Behalf Of Andy Allan
> Sent: 16 March 2007 15:28
> To: Robert (Jamie) Munro
> Cc: Dave; Talk Openstreetmap
> Subject: Re: [OSM-talk] london tube stations
> On 3/16/07, Robert (Jamie) Munro <rjmunro at arjam.net> wrote:
> >
> > name=Wimbledon
> > amenity=rail_station
> > railway=rail;subway;tramway
> > railway_network=London Underground;British Rail;London Tramlink
> > railway_line=District Line;South West Trains
> Completely off topic, but can we not come up with a better way to deal
> with multiple values than just semi-colon deliniation? XML is pretty
> flexible; we could be using nested elements instead of all these k=v
> attributes (which precludes multiple k's for a given node/way and
> leads to the semicolon bodge). Or is this in the territory of "put up
> or shut up"?

Allow multiple tags with the same key? XML is quite happy with this, and
though there may be specific reasons why the database couldn't store it,
there's nothing in MySQL tables in general that wouldn't allow it.


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