[mapserver-dev] Proposal for OWS Dispatch improvement

Stephan Meißl stephan at meissl.name
Tue Jun 7 17:18:46 EDT 2011

On Tue, 2011-06-07 at 15:13 -0400, Frank Warmerdam wrote: 
> On 11-06-07 11:56 AM, Fabian Schindler wrote:
> >    1. In msOWSDispatch, a preliminary parsing function determines the service,
> >       version and the request from the KVP or XML request.
> Fabian,
> Your idea sounds good to me.  The only caution I will provide is I think
> there were some special cases for some services treating the SERVICE
> parameter as optional (perhaps WMS?) in some versions and you would need
> to take care to replicate this.
> We have lots of time to shake out any quirks with regard to this in trunk
> before 6.2 is released.  Assuming you get positive feedback from some of
> Assefa, Daniel, Tom and Steve who I think cover much of the OGC service
> responsibilities then I would suggest you go ahead and prepare the patch.
> Stephan can commit the changes.  I don't think an RFC is needed though
> perhaps the other guys will see a need for one.
> Best regards,

Frank, all,

you're right, e.g. in WMS 1.0.0 the SERVICE parameter is non-existent.
Tom provided a good starting point [1] some time ago.

I guess Fabian would be happy to write an RFC although he wouldn't
object if he doesn't need to ;). To start with, maybe a more verbose
ticket could be used? Anyway, lets see what others think.


[1] http://trac.osgeo.org/mapserver/ticket/2531#comment:6

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