In spite of the settlement being abandoned, the discovery of Atlast Land itself renewed an old debate from 853, as to whether Midds Land should actually be considered an isle, rather than a land. Atlast Land's own coastline was about half as long as that of Midds Land, so surely it should be classified as an isle. The debate continued into 860, even after Temporaneous had been abandoned. It was finally decided that since the landmass had already been named, the classification would stick. But from then on, any landmass with a coastline measuring any less than that of Atlast Land would be officially classified as an isle. However, when Rain Isle was discovered in 884, it was classified as an isle, in spite of having a longer coastline than Atlast Land (by about 400 miles). However, it had less land area than Atlast Land, which led to ongoing debates about whether landmasses should be classified based on area rather than coastline. The matter remains unresolved.