Talk:Tile servers

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Is there a a valid reason to keep this page separate from page Tiles and use magic includes? To edit Tiles I needed to google "" to find Tile servers because meaning of {{:Tile servers}} is certainly not obvious). Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 13:19, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

I also thought of merging those two wiki pages ... maybe we need a closer look what and how many other wiki pages link to each one. --Stephan75 (talk) 17:19, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

Tile URLs

The tile URLs are problematic for a number of reasons:

  • Having them as clickable links means you need to right-click to copy the address, instead of just selecting text as is a more common method of copying.
  • Anybody clicking the links (for example because they didn't read the note all the way at the bottom of the table) will cause useless hits to the tile servers.
  • Webbrowsers (at least Chrome) encode URLs, which means you will actually copy "%7Bz%7D" instead of "{z}".
  • Is the "$" in front of the variable common? I know JOSM doesn't use it, and Leaflet doesn't. There should be an explanation that the "$" isn't part of the URL.

--Pbb (talk) 21:38, 20 September 2016 (UTC)