This feature has been labeled as deprecated
. The recommended replacement is: barrier=fence
The reason is documented in Deprecated features
. You are still free to continue to use or interpret this tag as you see fit since OpenStreetMap does not have “banned features”.Under no circumstances should you (semi-)automatically change “deprecated” tags to something else in the database on a large scale without conforming to the Automated Edits code of conduct. Any such change will be reverted.
barrier=wire_fence is undocumented and should be replaced with
fence_type=wire or fence_type=barbed_wire.