I have already opened a Overpass API Github issue relatd to a restriction with 
the Overpass Api while extracting the Attic data. If many versions of an object 
are available in the time span you specifiy,  the Overpass API will only return 
the first and the last versions of the object.  Then, you wont obtain all 
content included in the minutely diffs.

      De : mmd <mmd....@gmail.com>
 À : dev@openstreetmap.org 
 Envoyé le : samedi 17 Septembre 2016 10h48
 Objet : Re: [OSM-dev] OSM API lookups to complement minutely diffs?
Am 15.09.2016 um 22:53 schrieb Stefan Keller:
> I'm setting up a Kafka publish-subscribe messaging system delivering
> minutely diffs.
> AFAIK augmented diffs are rather an experimental feature and I'd like
> to avoid the latency time and blackouts of overpass which runs in same
> server. So I'm concentrating on the main OSM API.
> Now, osmChange XML like
> http://www.osm.org/api/0.6/changeset/42143238/download obviously does
> not include all info (e.g. tags) from ref nodes/ways/relations.
> I'm not looking for specific info but I'd like to get at least all
> data about nodes/ways/relations which are created/modified/deleted in
> a changeset.

This sounds a lot like what achavi is doing right now.

Note that with the introduction of the famous 'attic' concept, augmented
diffs are nowadays simply translated into a plain Overpass QL query and
calculated on the fly.

This also means that you don't have to stick to a minute interval or a
global scope as before: you're free to provide time intervals matching a
changeset (like achavi does), or restrict the adiff to a certain
bounding box or even some nodes/ways/relations with certain tags only.

There's no XSD around, the wiki page should answer most questions,
though. In general, the Overpass Dev list would be a good place for more
details and discussions. [1]

[1] http://listes.openstreetmap.fr/wws/info/overpass

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