[OSM-talk] Deleted way belonging to relations

Ben Laenen benlaenen at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 15:27:14 GMT 2008


Hi all,

can someone please fix this up: 
http://www.openstreetmap.org/browse/way/28575357

it's a deleted way which is still belonging to two relations

The theory on how it happened is this: We were fixing up a relation with 
two people at the same time in Potlatch, and when moyogo deleted a way, 
I edited the relation myself and uploaded the new version with that 
deleted way still included. So, we now end up with this.

This reminds me of my comment here: 
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Talk:OSM_Protocol_Version_0.6#Downloading_properties_of_relations_without_members

Why isn't it possible for the API to have functions like "add way X to 
relation Y", or "remove X from relation Y"? This method where you just 
upload entire new versions of the full relation with all its members is 
just asking for troubles like the one that happened here.

Ben




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