[mapserver-commits] r12043 - trunk/docs/en/mapfile

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Thu Aug 11 18:17:11 EDT 2011

Author: jmckenna
Date: 2011-08-11 15:17:11 -0700 (Thu, 11 Aug 2011)
New Revision: 12043

add important note that MapServer parses the mapfile from top to bottom; thanks to mdsmith for pointing that out

Modified: trunk/docs/en/mapfile/index.txt
--- trunk/docs/en/mapfile/index.txt	2011-08-11 22:14:32 UTC (rev 12042)
+++ trunk/docs/en/mapfile/index.txt	2011-08-11 22:17:11 UTC (rev 12043)
@@ -63,6 +63,10 @@
 * The Mapfile is NOT case-sensitive.
+* The Mapfile is read from top to bottom by MapServer; this means that LAYERs 
+  near the top of your Mapfile will be drawn before those near the bottom.  Therefore
+  users commonly place background imagery and other background layer types near the 
+  top of their mapfile, and lines and points near the bottom of their mapfile.
 * Strings containing non-alphanumeric characters or a MapServer keyword MUST 
   be quoted. It is recommended to put ALL strings in double-quotes.
 * For MapServer versions < 5, there was a default maximum of 200 layers per

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