[mapserver-dev] Default VERSION in mapfile ?

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Fri Jul 16 10:02:32 EDT 2010

strk wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I've been spending all morning trying to figure out
> why the maps getting back from mapserver where having
> inverted aspect ratio.
> Finally realized that it was depending on OWS version being used.
> Didn't notice earlier `cause I never explicitly passed a VERSION
> parameter to the clients (gvSIG and QuantumGIS tried).
> So, what happens is that when no VERSION is given, mapserver
> responds (at least in the GetCapabilities case, which I think
> is the one that matters here) with a 1.3.0 Capabilities document.
> Given the fact that two independent client got confused by such
> version, wouldn't it be worth letting mapfile authors specify
> which version to answer requests with missing VERSION ?
> I've been told returning highest supported version is required
> by specs, still... given how good the specs are... should we
> allow pretending we dont' support highest-and-puzzlingest ones ?
> --strk; 

Here is a similar thread: 

and this was the ticket filed: http://trac.osgeo.org/mapserver/ticket/3444


Jeff McKenna
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