[OSM-talk] [tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC -(man_made=mineshaft)
osm at tobias-knerr.de
Wed Oct 21 17:41:17 BST 2009
Dave F. wrote:
> I can't work out if you're agreeing or disagreeing with me, but anyway...
> Are you suggesting there's no exception rule for renderers?:
> Ignore all subsequent keys except for ones label disused or abandoned"
I agree that a renderer should be able to deal with tags like
disused=yes. I also agree that disused is widely used, so it cannot
reasonably be ignored anymore, and replacing it with an alternative way
of tagging probably is no longer an option.
However, I believe that using a common key instead of
disused/construction/abandoned/...=yes and distinguishing these using
different *values* would have been the better alternative. Once
applications would have learned about the key, they would have been able
to handle new values immediately.
I also recommend that, when tags are created in the future, they should
be designed so that they can be ignored unless there are important
reasons for breaking that rule.
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