[mapguide-internals] MapGuideRF 14
traian.stanev at autodesk.com
Wed Feb 7 22:50:54 EST 2007
Good question. Our thinking is that we can simulate all of the old style labels using new style SymbolDefinitions -- containing a single text graphic and with the correct overpost setting. We want to be able to use any symbol definition as a label basically. Personally, getting labeling to work right is the thing I am most insecure about (I mean, as far as this schema goes, hahaha) and it would be a very nice fallback to simply use an optional old style layer definition Label in the CompositeRule. The CompositeRule, being a Rule, should already be inheriting a GetLabel() from the parent Rule class, I think...
Either way, we aim to have both old and new labels pass through the same label overposting logic, so that one could mix layers with old and new style theming withing the same map.
From: mapguide-internals-bounces at lists.osgeo.org on behalf of Robert Bray
Sent: Wed 2/7/2007 10:00 PM
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Subject: Re: [mapguide-internals] MapGuideRF 14 - CartographicStylizationEngine(again)
Another comment on mdf_changes_v4.xsd:
It looks like all labels in a CompositeRule have to be defined in terms
of the new symbol definitions. There does not appear to be a way to
define one based just on a simple text label (as per the existing layer
definition). Is that intentional and if so what is the rationale?
Carsten Hess wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> You might have already noticed we updated the draft RFC draft with some
> new information ... here a list of what has changed:
> - We added how the layer definition will be affected (aka how to use a
> - We generally cleaned up the samples to be actually aligned with the
> schema (or at least they are closer we believe :))
> - We added metadata information for parameters
> - We added how to localize a symbol
> We are aiming for one additional small update based on all your feedback
> in the next couple of days before we plan on asking you for your
> approval to start working on this for real.
> P.S.: The updated RFC is at
> mapguide-internals mailing list
> mapguide-internals at lists.osgeo.org
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