[mapserver-dev] IGNORE_MISSING_DATA

Paul Ramsey pramsey at cleverelephant.ca
Fri Oct 17 17:57:27 EDT 2008

A patch for this RFC is now attached:


Comments, critiques, cries of "shame", welcome.


On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 9:43 AM, Stephen Woodbridge
<woodbri at swoodbridge.com> wrote:
> Daniel Morissette wrote:
>> Stephen Woodbridge wrote:
>>>  Also you have to maintain two copies of every mapfile, with and without
>>> the CONFIG if you are supporting sites with multiple versions of mapserver
>>> running.
>> Unless I'm mistaken this would not be required: the CONFIG would simply be
>> ignored by older versions of MapServer that don't support it.
> Thanks that is good to know, but I still think we should keep the compile
> time switch for backwards compatibility. This would do nothing more than set
> the default state of the CONFIG parameter. While I understand it is a pain
> to maintain the configure script and any simplification of it is desirable,
> I'm worried that changing this behavior will be annoying and generate
> additional support email. I find it hard to believe that I would be the only
> one using this existing feature.
> -Steve W
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