[mapserver-dev] Allowing spaces in layer names (WMS/WFS)

Bart van den Eijnden bartvde at osgis.nl
Thu Jul 2 05:22:13 PDT 2015

They do appear as XML elements? At least when I last used MapServer as WFS.

http://geoservices.rijkswaterstaat.nl/nwb_wegen?service=WFS&request=GetFeature&maxfeatures=5&version=1.0.0&typename=nwb_hecto_2010 <http://geoservices.rijkswaterstaat.nl/nwb_wegen?service=WFS&request=GetFeature&maxfeatures=5&version=1.0.0&typename=nwb_hecto_2010>

<rws:nwb_hecto_2010 fid="nwb_hecto_2010.149295”>

> On 02 Jul 2015, at 14:16, Tamas Szekeres <szekerest at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Could anyone explain the reason of limiting the layer names to valid XML tag names (not containing spaces or any special characters in that)? As far as I know the layer names don't appear a XML tags in the OWS requests and I couldn't find such limitation in the WFS specs either. 
> Many clients uses spaces in layer names and this is causing issues for us.
> Thanks,
> Tamas
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