[mapserver-dev] IGNORE_MISSING_DATA

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Fri Oct 10 15:56:55 EDT 2008

Paul Ramsey wrote:
> Anyone, anyone, Beuhler?
> On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 12:45 PM, Paul Ramsey <pramsey at cleverelephant.ca> wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 1:30 PM, Stephen Woodbridge
>> <woodbri at swoodbridge.com> wrote:
>>>> Thoughts on the actual configuration mechanism, would be most appreciated.
>>> I presume that you are asking how to get the compile time option to be
>>> reflected in the code?
>> No, I mean, is the idea of a map file parameter "ON_MISSING_DATA"
>> disgusting, or desirable, is there a better name, a better approach?
>> Should something more off-to-the-side like PROCESSING directives be
>> used? Basically what should the user-facing aspect of this
>> functionality look like?


I am not convinced we need control of the ON_MISSING_DATA behavior at
the layer level.  My suggestion is to just handle it at the MAP level
and to use the CONFIG keyword to set the parameter rather than introducing
a custom keyword (and corresponding mapscript accessors and setters).

I'm pleased with the RFC - I just think it needs to be more specific
about how this is expressed in the mapfile and/or from mapscript.

Best regards,

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