MIME type image/wbmp

Bart van den Eijnden bartvde at GMAIL.COM
Tue Oct 23 10:01:36 EDT 2007

I've opened up bug 2360 for this:


For now people wanting to comply with the Dutch WMS profile can just compile
without USE_GD_WBMP I guess.

Best regards,

On 10/23/07, Daniel Morissette <dmorissette at mapgears.com> wrote:
> Kralidis,Tom [Burlington] wrote:
> >
> > You're right; image/vnd.wap.wbmp seems to be the definitive way to
> > define a wbmp MIME type.  I'm not sure of the history of image/wbmp in
> > MapServer or how it got there, however.
> >
> > I also wonder on how much image/wbmp is used.  Would be interesting to
> > hear other dev's thoughts here.
> >
> We probably didn't do much research before deciding to go with
> image/wbmp ... we probably just assumed that it was the right MIME type
> to use based on others (image/gif, image/jpeg, etc.).
> I don't know how much WBMP is used today, or if at all via WMS, but it's
> there and has been used in the past so I would not remove it unless we
> really have to. I'd suggest we file a ticket about switching from
> image/wbmp to image/vnd.wap.wbmp, with a pointer to the authoritative
> resource that defines image/vnd.wap.wbmp, and then we could make the
> change in MapServer. Ideally we'd make the change only in 5.2, but if we
> really have to we could backport to 5.0.x.
> Daniel
> --
> Daniel Morissette
> http://www.mapgears.com/
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