[OpenLayers-Dev] comment wrt latest GML update
tschaub at opengeo.org
Wed Feb 4 11:55:52 EST 2009
Eric Lemoine wrote:
> Hi devs
> The recent GML update Tim committed in trunk makes the GML format
> reads BoundedBy into feature.geometry.bounds.
> Chris and I discussed this over the IRC a while back, we came to the
> conclusion that the geometry.bounds value should always be calculated
> by OpenLayers, and should therefore not be set to an external,
> unreliable value. This provides some guarantee to the programmer on
> the value of this property.
Sorry I missed the discussion. I don't get this at all. Unreliable?
The point is to make use of what the server has already calculated and
ease the burden for the client.
> After this discussion I wrote and committed a GeoJSON patch, where
> GeoJSON "box" properties are read as feature.bounds, a new feature
> property dedicated to storing BoundedBy values read from the outside
Who would ever make use of the BoundedBy property?
> What do you think? Should the GML format be changed to address that?
> At least I think we need some consistenry here.
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