Opened 10 years ago

Closed 7 weeks ago

#2843 closed enhancement (wontfix)

The API should reject attempts to truncate ways to a single node

Reported by: Wynndale Owned by: rails-dev@…
Priority: trivial Milestone: Wishlist
Component: api Version:
Keywords: Cc:

Description

Ways consisting of only one node are not useful. Edits creating or truncating to such ways are either ill thought out mapping or editor bugs. In either case mappers would be better off being told that an edit has gone wrong instead of putting a doubtful way into the database, possibly replacing something useful. In particular, it would have caught my recent JOSM edits that curtailed ways to the edge of planet dumps without me realising it.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 10 years ago by Tom Hughes

Component: adminapi
Milestone: Wishlist
Owner: changed from Tom Hughes to whocares@…
Priority: majortrivial

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by Tom Hughes

Owner: changed from whocares@… to rails-dev@…

comment:3 Changed 7 weeks ago by mmd

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Those kind of checks really need to be implemented in JOSM (and other editors) first, otherwise a user will upload their changeset only to find out to there's an issue with a single node way. At this point, there's no way moving forward.

Closing here as this is also on the API 0.7 list.

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