[OpenLayers-Users] Poll: Common pitfalls when using OpenLayers / what annoys you the most?

Marc Jansen jansen at terrestris.de
Fri Aug 5 04:54:34 EDT 2011

Hi Zac,

thanks for the feedback. I'd pu your points under the following headlines:

"Opt-in for strictness in checking of arguments etc."
"An aiding debug mode with notices is missing"


Best regards,

On 05.08.2011 10:07, Zac Spitzer wrote:
> most of the time, it's the silent failures which can be very
> frustrating / confusing,
> like when json fails to parse, an empty object is returned (might of
> been fixed tho?)
> it's also easy enough to mix up passing in parameters in options or
> layer params,
> having a heavy debug mode which validates struct parameters as being known
> parameters would be helpful for beginners.
> also spitting out performance warnings when adding 1000's of items to
> vector layer in older versions of IE
> there is a wealth of post's of common problems which people
> have posted on the mailing list about
> On Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 5:26 PM, Marc Jansen <jansen at terrestris.de> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> for my talk "Common pitfalls for users of OpenLayers" [1] at this years
>> FOSS4G [2] I want to evaluate the parts of OpenLayers where users of the
>> library experience problems.
>> You would help me -- and the project itself -- a lot if you could answer
>> in this thread and tell me what problems you had working with OpenLayers.
>> Please do not hesitate to tell us what has bugged you, what was unclear
>> or non-intuitive. Provide us with the sall and the big annoyances Of
>> course you are heavily encouraged to provide ways around the pitfalls
>> and possible enhancements.
>> I want to identify areas which often cause problems... and eventually I
>> plan on making the library better where this is possible.
>> Anyone is invited to share his/her thoughts -- so if you want the
>> library to improve, go on and tell us where we can make things better.
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Marc
>> [1] http://2011.foss4g.org/sessions/common-pitfalls-users-openlayers
>> [2] http://2011.foss4g.org/
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