How to view details of nodes

If I’m viewing a map of my local area, I can see lots of post boxes, churches, bus stops etc… but how do I view the details that have been entered against them without going into edit mode? thank you

Hi Maperoonster,
welcome to the forum!

Did you try to click at the + sign in the upper right corner of the standard map at ?
Please select the Overlay “Data”.

Thanks for the extremely useful hint … have been “editing” just to see the details.

how to get alternate routes in osm using javascript…please upload any sample code…thx

I don’t know about alternate routes, but here’s a sample with plain routes in Javascript: