On Fri, 20 Dec 2019 at 20:26, Paul Johnson <ba...@ursamundi.org> wrote:
>> > I'm not arguing in favor of a change in language for key name.  But the 
>> > local broadly accepted classification terminology (preferably in English 
>> > for consistency sake) for the value.
>> Why in English? Bundesstraße is a broadly accepted classification
>> terminology, so is autostrada. If you want to do things for
>> consistency sake, there are the accepted OSM-British-English names.
> What I'm saying is highway=bundesstraße could be acceptable, but 
> straße=bundestraße wouldn't be.  Mostly so way type objects with highway=*  
> are still potentially routable.

How do you propose these "potential routable" fallback routers to
handle highway=Bürgersteig (a sidewalk) vs highway=Fahrradstraße (a
local street where bicycles have priority)? How will a router know
which highways can be used by trucks, buses, pedestrians, other than
with a giant lookup table? And if you do have a giant lookup table,
wouldn't be easier to have it in editors rather than in every single
data consumer?


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