[fdo-internals] PostGIS ticket 106 question

Mateusz Loskot mateusz at loskot.net
Wed Feb 20 11:22:00 EST 2008

Bruno Scott wrote:
> As we are about to fix that one 
>     http://trac.osgeo.org/fdo/ticket/106
> Just want to check with you guys because there is a debate on that one
> http://www.nabble.com/Defects-in-PostGIS-provider-to12280094s18162.html#a12295194
> For my point of view, as PostGIS allow dropping table with the SQL "Drop
> table" it's safe to do so.


It should be safe at least in current version of PostGIS provider,
I mean where a feature class mapping to physical table is simple
one-to-one relation, but if in future there is more complex mapping 
available then simple DROP TABLE may break data consistency.

Mateusz Loskot

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