[mapserver-dev] IGNORE_MISSING_DATA

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Thu Oct 2 08:42:47 EDT 2008

Paul Ramsey wrote:
> All,
> Is there a reason that IGNORE_MISSING_DATA is a compile-time option? I
> have a client request to make it a run-time option, and also add the
> ability to run-time configure to error out in the case of WMS client
> layers that fail.
> I can RFC this, though it's relatively small... IGNORE_MISSING_DATA
> would go away as a compile time option, the run-time behavior would
> remain as the default (fail on missing) and there'd be a couple of
> PROCESSING directives to fail (or not) on missing data and failed WMS
> client layers.
> Thinking aloud, there's a number of ways data can be missing, in a
> number of places
> -- wms client layers
> -- wfs client layers
> -- missing data files
> -- missing files referenced by tile indexes
> -- bad database connections
> -- failed SQL statements
> Establishing and adding global policy would involve touching a great
> deal of code. Hm. Unfortunately, I only have interest in the
> tile-indexed-rasters and wms clients areas.
> Anyone else have interests in this field of endeavor?

Yes I definitely agree with the need for this.  I give a strong +1 for 
this potential RFC.

By the way Paul you got strong applause when the Sol Katz award for you 
was announced, and everyone liked your video.  Congrats!


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