Talk:Proposed features/Opening hours: standard appointment syntax
reservation:hours instead of this
A bad idea.
In your example with "Fr appointment" one has no idea during which hours one can make an appointment. Maybe I can have a Friday appointment at 23:15.
Maybe the place is open 09:00-17:00 but appointments are required 11:30-14:30. Your idea cannot cope with that.
- In absence of specific hours “on the store window”, as a mapper it's impossible to know at which hours the business' tenant would be willing to accept an appointment. (E.g. an office might say "Tuesday through Friday 9AM to 5PM. Mondays on appointment.") They might accept appointments at 23:15, they might not.
- “open 09:00-17:00 but appointments are required 11:30-14:30”:
opening_hours=09:00-11:30,14:30-17:00 || 11:30-14:30 appointment
- reservation:hours=* would be a fine alternative. —M!dgard [ talk ] 15:51, 8 September 2019 (UTC)
I do not share the concerns about the reservation not being opening hours. Closed and open should indicate that it is indeed definitely closed/open. We have also unknown for hours, where we definitely don't know. With the appointment we would have a situation where we definitely know that it could be either closed or open. This obviously does not make reservation unnecessary. Maybe a reservation=conditional or something like that would be more accurate for a reservation tag. CamelCaseNick (talk) 19:10, 22 September 2019 (UTC)
Appointment and appointment reservation
The proposal is missing an important point: the time when you can make a reservation maybe different from the time for the appointment itself. The most important time is when you can make the reservation. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Nospam2005 (talk • contribs) 3 November 2019