[Mapserver-dev] MIME Types...

Daniel Morissette morissette at dmsolutions.ca
Mon Nov 3 16:33:52 EST 2003

Steve Lime wrote:
> Hi Folks: I/we need to be able to change MIME types for query results
> somehow. It's possible to output plain text, HTML, XML, SVG (with new
> shpxy tag) and even PHP code as a result of a query, but at the moment
> everything is sent as text/html. I could add a msGetQueryMIMEType
> function to examine template filename extensions and return a type, but
> I'm wondering if something more general for templates and images alike
> might be warranted. Thoughts?

FYI the WMS Server's GetFeatureInfo has a way to specify the MIME type 
returned by the query templates by setting the 
"wms_feature_info_mime_type" metadata in the top-level web object.  I 
did this because there was no better mechanism in place but I would be 
very happy to change this to use a better mechanism if you create one.

I've read both Frank and Jan's suggestions and I think they both have 
pros and cons... I'm not sure which one I prefer...

  Daniel Morissette               morissette at dmsolutions.ca
  DM Solutions Group              http://www.dmsolutions.ca/

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