Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#4841 closed defect (wontfix)

Export form should offer permalink for XML data too

Reported by: Dan Jidanni Jacobson Owned by: rails-dev@…
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: website Version:
Keywords: Cc:

Description

User sees

Format to Export

OpenStreetMap XML Data

Fine, he can download the data.

But what if would like just the URL to download the data?!

One sees via tcpflow(1)

POST /export/finish HTTP/1.1
Referer: http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=24.39289&lon=120.93025&zoom=16
utf8=✓&authenticity_token=...&maxlat=24.19076&minlon=120.8551&maxlon=120.87965&minlat=24.16719&format=osm...&commit=Export

Well you still should offer a permalink if he doesn't want to get this by hand each time.

You do offer permalinks for images and embeds etc. Do also for XML.

Change History (4)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by Dan Jidanni Jacobson

Anyway, you only give the URL for the third of

Format to Export
    OpenStreetMap XML Data
    Map Image (shows standard layer)
    Embeddable HTML

You need to also do so for the others, even if possible via other clicks on other parts of the screen.

Last edited 6 years ago by Dan Jidanni Jacobson (previous) (diff)

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by Tom Hughes

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

The export system is (with the exception of the HTML embedding option) intended for one time exports, and we explicitly want to discourage people doing repeated downloads, or any kind of automation. So not making it too easy to get the URL in those cases is actually a feature of sorts.

comment:3 in reply to:  2 Changed 6 years ago by Dan Jidanni Jacobson

Then you need to add a link to more help about export that explains about that and what they should do instead etc.

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by Dan Jidanni Jacobson

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