- 1 Languages
- 2 Translation
- 3 Thousands separator in count
- 4 Case-insensitive sorting
- 5 Mobile front end
- 6 png Icons
- 7 Discussion on user page
- 8 Taglist no longer working
- 9 Keys
- 10 Images
- 11 Count field
- 12 Link to the translated page
- 13 Taglist with unused values
- 14 Server scripts as alternative taglists
- 15 Horrible performance
- 16 Categories in tables ?
- 17 What is actual source of data and how it can be edited?
- I am not a template wizard. What I wrote is about as far as my knowledge of Mediawiki templates took me. But maybe somebody else wants to try this. Joto (talk) 18:50, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
Hi, this looks interesting.
I just would like to point out that the table header (Key, Value, Element, ...) is always in Engligh and does not get translated to a proper language.
Also I have started a discussion about using this feature on Map Features page with some ideas for expaning this software here Talk:Map_Features#Using_Tag_lists. Chrabros (talk) 08:36, 5 September 2016 (UTC)
Thousands separator in count
Just a suggestion. It would be nice to display the number in Count column with some thousands separator. I would suggest to use space. However I do not know what is the best option for the whole world. Chrabros (talk) 13:23, 5 September 2016 (UTC)
- I have used a small space as a thousand separator in taginfo for a long time precisely to get around the problem that different separators are used around the world. Nobody has ever complained, so I'll use the same here. Thanks for the suggestion. Joto (talk) 16:39, 5 September 2016 (UTC)
it seems that the list is sorted alphabetically but case sensitive. In this way the tags with capital letters are listed first which is odd. Please see for example MDF beeing listed first here User:Chrabros/test.
- This is difficult to do perfectly, because it depends on the locale. But OSM keys and tags should be lowercase in almost all cases. And the current behaviour is consistent with how taginfo does it in its own web interface. If you want to be sure about the ordering, you can give a list of all tags. Joto (talk) 16:53, 5 September 2016 (UTC)
Mobile front end
The headings under Map Features that use tag lists say “Loading tag list” on mobile devices because the support is in Common.js but not Mobile.js. --Andrew (talk) 08:07, 7 September 2016 (UTC) Andrew (talk) 08:07, 7 September 2016 (UTC)
- OK copied the same into Mobile.js I wonder if there's a smart way to avoid that duplication. -- Harry Wood (talk) 14:39, 26 November 2016 (UTC)
Discussion on user page
User geozeisig mentioned a number of issues and concerns regarding Taglists, and why he is reverting them where needed. Discussion is going on on his talk page: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User_talk:Geozeisig#Deine_.C3.84nderungen_aka_.22new_technic.22 Might probably be useful to join this discussion, or even better continue on this talk page. Mmd (talk) 09:39, 24 December 2016 (UTC)
- If there are specific requests for the taginfo tagslists to support extra features, please add them to this page or open an issue on github. Joto (talk) 10:08, 3 January 2017 (UTC)
Taglist no longer working
- Hm, that's too bad. Is there any chance to have some version of this implemented? Without this feature I don't really see a way to fully port Map features over to Taglists, as this issue would be blocking the migration of several other templates, too (e.g. Name, References, Properties, Restrictions, and Addresses). --Tordanik 17:25, 30 April 2017 (UTC)
- Update: keys are now supported in the format "tags=<key>=*" - use an asterix ("*") for the value when you just want the key. See issue #200 and current documentation. --Jeisenbe (talk) 00:42, 5 March 2020 (UTC)
HI ! Super interesting tool, thanks for that. Question : I would like not showing images example,as for example those ones for highways are not typical in Madagascar. Would that be an option? Violaine_Do 31st May 2018
- No, this is currently not possible. You can have different images on the key/tag pages in a local language, though. Joto (talk) 08:16, 3 July 2018 (UTC)
Is it possible to increase the width of the field for "Count"? Currently, it is too narrow and looks very strange.
Good job! --Władysław Komorek (talk) 13:49, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
- Looks okay to me. Can you post a screen shot here? -- Joto (talk) 14:03, 4 November 2018 (UTC)
Link to the translated page
How can I get a link to the key and the value of the translated page?
memorial -> Pl:Key:memorial
plaque -> Pl:Tag:memorial=plaque
it was possible before, because:
--Władysław Komorek (talk) 09:40, 5 November 2018 (UTC)
Taglist with unused values
I've created several wiki-pages for police-related tags (Key:police), based on an approved proposal Proposed Features/Tag:Police. This includes new values for the police key, like police=naval_base, that hasen't been mapped in OSM before. Now, when using taglist to create a list of pages for all new values, only some of the values appear, although I had all specifically mentioned in the page's source code. Is it possible, that taglist only shows tags that have a positive tag-count in taginfo? --Grimpeur78 (talk) 10:25, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
- Taginfo is only updated once per day. You have to give it time to even find your new page. Joto (talk) 15:09, 18 May 2019 (UTC)
- Re: > "taglist only shows tags that have a positive tag-count in taginfo?" - Yes, that appears to be the case. If the tag is used at least 1 time in the database, then it will appear on the taglist. I believe this is a case of "it's a feature, not a bug": there isn't any reason to show a value that has never been used. --Jeisenbe (talk) 00:45, 5 March 2020 (UTC)
Server scripts as alternative taglists
Now the wiki has data items and scripting in Lua I have been wondering whether they are a useful alternative to Taginfo-driven lists.
Advantages of server scripts:
- Descriptions can be generated from data items, tharefore they can be in a language where there is no long form documentation for the key. This resolves the issues that have limited use of taglists in languages other than English because descriptions can be rolled out quickly and some can be copied from the old map features templates.
- Tables at the top of pages are visible immediately,
- A successful connection to tagindo.openstreetmap.org is unnecessary.
Advantages of taglists driven by Taginfo:
- The technology aleady exists and can be rolled out.
- Separate scripts avoid overloading the server (Map Features in Polish, Ukrainian and Japanese hits wiki limits).
- The web scripts are free-standing and can be hosted on another website outside the wiki,
- As mentioned on the mailing list, I think  is a better alternative that we can adapt to run on OSM wiki. --Yurik (talk) 22:15, 3 August 2019 (UTC)
In my experience it is horribly, horribly slow sometimes requiring minute or longer to load. Is it just me or is it unusuably bad? (it also requires JS for some reason) Mateusz Konieczny (talk) 10:27, 14 August 2019 (UTC)
- I haven't noticed much in the way of performance problems yet. --21:53, 21 August 2019 (UTC)
- I'm curious about this. Sometimes the taglists load quickly, but other times they don't load at all and I have to reload the page in my browser. Another user has complained that the lists never load for them in the "preview" mode while editing the wiki. Looking at the page source, it's not clear to me how the taglists work.
Categories in tables ?
Is it possible with "Taglist" to make tables with different categories in one table, like in "classical" tables.
See by example =>https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Key:building.
Or should I use "Taglist" multiple times as below
What is actual source of data and how it can be edited?
- I thought the taglists are populated using the same information shown in taginfo, which comes from infoboxes here. However, today someone on OSMUS Slack noticed that Template:Map Features:office was showing a description of office=advertising_agency that more matched the lead paragraph of the body in Tag:office=advertising_agency rather than the contents of the infobox, which is surprising and inconsistent with how taginfo itself works. – Minh Nguyễn 💬 04:24, 28 July 2020 (UTC)