Hi Patrick
I was just suggesting the talk list for more general questions since more 
contributors participate and can benefit from the discussion.
As done with other Quality tools such as Osmose, the best is to link to JOSM. 
This way, validators can look easily at the historic of the object and verify 
for example if a missing member of the relation has been deleted. They can also 
see other objects around and verify if this was a duplicate.
A contributor erased a few hours ago relation 5366432 with an indication that 
relation id=189383 is a complete version with an outer describing the Manoa 
Innovation Center. 
 
Pierre 


      De : patrick keshishian <pkesh...@gmail.com>
 À : Pierre Béland <pierz...@yahoo.fr> 
Cc : osm dev <dev@openstreetmap.org>
 Envoyé le : lundi 19 Septembre 2016 14h49
 Objet : Re: [OSM-dev] Multipolygon relation way member without role
   
Hi Pierre,

On 9/19/16, Pierre Béland <pierz...@yahoo.fr> wrote:
> Hi Patrick,
> Note that these general subjects are discussed on talk while dev discussion
> group is more for subjects related to software development, servers
> technical aspects, etc

My apologies for the noise. I was viewing my question about
the member having a role="" from a technical perspective. i.e.,
"what does software do with that?"

I have just subscribed to talk@ and will move such discussions
there moving forward.

> This wiki page describes Multipolygon relations used
> to describe complex
> objects.https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Relation:multipolygon
>
> The role outer role is for ways that trace the outer ring of the object
> represented. The inner role is for objects that make the inner ring.
> This LearnOSM tutorial shows and edit in JOSM where you trace a building
> with inner rings in the middle for
> courtyards.http://learnosm.org/en/josm/josm-relations/

Yes. I completely understand those details. Code I'm writing is
stumbling on "anomalies" in the sample data dumps and I'm
trying to figure out what's the best way to deal with these.

Some I think need correction e.g., relation id="5366432" with
only two members which are marked role="inner". This is an
obvious mistake the correct relation id="189383" has the same
two "inner"s and the proper/expected "outer".

Anyway thanks for your and everyone else's time and advice.

--patrick
   
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