Mapserver WFS versus Geoserver WFS wrt namespaces

Bart van den Eijnden bartvde at XS4ALL.NL
Sun Oct 30 04:32:44 EST 2005

Hi list,

I have been working a bit with Geoserver WFS lately, and one of the 
things that strikes me is that the handling of typenames is different.

In Mapserver a typename is advertized as (note without the namespace, 
although it is defined in the MAP file):

<LatLongBoundingBox minx="4.78998" miny="52.4714" maxx="4.93471" 

In Geoserver, all typenames have a namespace (but there can be more 
typenames within a WFS instance), so e.g.:

<Abstract>Generated from gazetteer</Abstract>
<Keywords>ADRLOC gazetteer</Keywords>
<LatLongBoundingBox minx="2.0" miny="52.0" maxx="6.0" maxy="56.0"/>

Would it not make more sense to use the same approach in Mapserver WFS, 
i.e. use the namespace in front of the typename?

Best regards,

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