[mapserver-dev] Vote on RFC 44

Daniel Morissette dmorissette at mapgears.com
Wed Oct 22 14:51:17 EDT 2008

Steve Lime wrote:
> I'd like to call for a vote on RFC 44 (http://mapserver.gis.umn.edu/development/rfc/ms-rfc-44/) which restores access to most every mapfile parameter via URL provided some validation rules are met. I made a few changes based on Dan's comments and would like to move this forward.

I think the RFC still needs a few more clarifications on the usage of 

1- Make it clear that the pattern is actually a regex... that's not 
stated anywhere in the document

2- Make it clear in the RFC and docs that the regex should be enclosed 
inside quotes and *not* slashes... or should we change the validation 
block to use the same syntax as class/filter expressions to be consistent?

3- Add some real examples (not just "my pattern" which is really not a 
pattern) ... perhaps based on the excellent discussion in this thread:

I'll be +1 with those clarifications.

Daniel Morissette

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