[mapserver-users] Forcing WMS errors in XML-format in
dmorissette at mapgears.com
Tue Mar 16 09:05:02 EDT 2010
Jan Hartmann wrote:
> This is probably something I should try to look up myself, but perhaps
> someone on this list has a quick answer.
> I'm generating WMS output completely from PHP MapScript (essentially
> to make non-projected raster files available for WMS clients under a
> fake projection number, to georeference raw coordinates). If something
> goes wrong with the getCapabilities request, I would like to output a
> valid XML error string that can be understood by regular WMS clients.
> Any pointers to documentation on the required/optional XML formats?
I guess the best reference will be the WMS spec document itself, for the
version of WMS that you are implementing. The spec docs are available at
If you look at the WMS 1.1.1 doc from that list, section 6.7 discusses
service exceptions and Annex A contains the XML exception DTD as well as
an exception example.
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