Natural=isthmus on way?

When mapping a peninsula as an area, I create a way across the narrowest part of the isthmus as part of the outline. The rest of the outline is naturally all coastline.

According to wiki, an isthmus should be tagged as a node or an area, and that seems perfectly reasonable to me.

However, would it also be appropriate to map an isthmus as simply the coast-to-coast way at the narrowest part? This seems somewhat less arbitrary to me than an area, is easily maintainable, and matches the actual usage of the word (at least in my country).

Since the wiki page and RFC are both very brief, I’m asking if there’s a good reason to not do this, or if this has come up before.

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