Amenity=bench should be used on areas?

I have a low-priority micro-mapping question. At the moment the wiki says that amenity=bench should be used on nodes and ways and shouldn’t be used on areas. Benches can be represented as closed ways in cases where, for instance, benches encircle a tree, as shown in this example: File:Bench and trees (1245397989).jpg - OpenStreetMap Wiki

So at the moment a closed way represents a bench with a hole in the middle. But what about cases where the imagery resolution is good enough to map big benches without a hole in the middle (see for example benches in Krakow’s Rynek where they can be seen using the 8-10cm resolution imagery)? In these cases it should be allowed to add area=yes to distinguish them in my opinion. Thoughts?

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