Talk:Key:area:highway

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Incorrect tagging in the description

This tagging is not correct:

area:highway=yes + highway=footway/path/track/...

You never use an highway tag on the same element as an area:highway tag. Instead, Proposed features/area:highway suggests to do this:

area:highway=footway/path/track/...

That's also the variant most commonly used in the database today, so this wiki page should describe it that way. (If we even need a wiki page at all. In my opinion, this is not yet established at all, and should probably not even have a Key:... page yet.) --Tordanik 20:51, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Approved feature?

Has this feature been approved? I ask that because there does not appear to have been a vote on the proposal (Proposed features/area:highway). If it has not be approved then should this page not redirect to the proposal as normal? PeterIto 19:45, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

Don't you think, that it's better to have some page with instructions? area=yes leeds problems with routing so they often replace it by area:highway. It is useful to have page with phrase "please, check routing lines". Dinamik 10:34, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
There is nothing inherently problematic with the tag area=yes. Any areas can require extra coding, but it is up to the coder to implement crossing from corner to corner, if they choose to do so. Or they can choose to live with "route along the outer edge". We don't tag things wrong just to please a rendered or a router - a highway that happens to be an area, deserves the tag area=yes; these include pedestrian areas, highway=service areas, and could sometimes include even exceptionally big turning circles on residential streets, or wide sidewalks. The area:highway=* is, instead, used when the highway it depicts is a linear feature (even if all highways have a width). Alv 11:01, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
Umm this was Key:area:highway - the point was aimed more at the edits on Key:area, even if this key's description should be consistent with what's said there. Alv 11:11, 21 February 2012 (UTC)
@Dinamik: The introduction of area:highway has nothing to do with mapping squares, plazzas or the like. In absolutely no case is it used on something that would previously have been mapped with the highway=* + area=yes combination! It exists so you can map roads where the width is not constant. Also, what Alv said. (Thanks.) --Tordanik 04:05, 22 February 2012 (UTC)
If this is not an approved tagged approach then the page should redirect to the relevant proposal page or should not exist at all. This is the rule designed to create a clear distinction between a page that describes an approved or widely recognised tagging approach from one that describes a new proposal. The redirect ensures that the discussion happens on the proposal page. From what you have said I believe this page should be a redirect. PeterIto 05:38, 22 February 2012 (UTC)
I have now converted this page to a redirect to the proposal as per discussion above. PeterIto 17:00, 23 February 2012 (UTC)