Vote on RFC 26

Steve Lime Steve.Lime at DNR.STATE.MN.US
Thu Jul 12 16:47:31 EDT 2007

Right now the mapfile parser will accept TRANSPARENCY so old mapfiles will not break. I 
can add the debug option, I like that better than a fatal error.


>>> On 7/12/2007 at 8:47 AM, in message <469630E8.3020708 at>, Daniel
Morissette <dmorissette at MAPGEARS.COM> wrote:
> +1 on RFC-26 with the caveat that the old keywords should either produce 
> a fatal parsing error or a msDebug() warning (level 1) to encourage 
> users to upgrade. This was discussed in the thread and supported by at 
> least myself and SteveW but never made it in the RFC. Something like:
> "Keyword TRANSPARENCY has been renamed OPACITY in MapServer 5.0. Please 
> update your mapfile."
> About the queryable thing, let's forget about that for now and 
> concentrate on the scale and opacity issues.
> Daniel
> Steve Lime wrote:
>> Anyone care to vote at all on this? I need one more +1 and would love to get 
> it off my plate. Of course, if folks would rather not touch the various scale 
> parameters then fine, less work.
>> Steve
>>>>> Steve Lime <Steve.Lime at DNR.STATE.MN.US> 07/09/07 12:15 PM >>>
>> Hi all: I noticed that RFC 26 was never voted on. Looks like there was 
> discussion about broadening changes
>> as opposed to those proposed (note the TRANSPARENCY => OPACITY switch has 
> already been) made.
>> Dealing with making layers queryable seemed to be the last issue and there 
> was no resolution as of 5/8 when
>> that thread died.
>> Steve
>> BTW One last change I'd like to see is removing the STYLE keyword in symbol 
> files in favor of PATTERN...

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