[mapserver-dev] Dynamicaly writing Mapfiles for WMS-Servers
stephan.holl at intevation.de
Tue Feb 16 08:22:11 EST 2010
Lars Lingner <ml at lingner.eu>, [20100215 - 18:52:55]
> Stephan Holl schrieb:
> > * Is there a better way to realize a robust way of modfying
> > mapfiles on the fly (without using mapscript).
> I don't know if its a better way, but depending on what you want to
> change, you could use runtime substitution 
> Define a "template layer" which gets its values by variables.
> With some environment variables in an wrapper script you are able to
> first generate your mapfile and then set the path in the wrapper. Or
> define multiple wms services with each having an own mapfile and just
> changing one parameter in the request url. 
> As a last idea the use of a SLD comes to mind, but only then when you
> want to change the output of MapServer. You cant change data sources,
> so that its maybe not a solution.
Thanks for your solutions, but as you suggested, this will not work in
our case, but runtime variables is quite handy...
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