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

Tamas Szekeres szekerest at gmail.com
Thu Jul 2 06:29:56 PDT 2015

Thanks for the input, makes sense.
Do we have an alias option, like gml_[item name]_alias for the layers names?


2015-07-02 14:22 GMT+02:00 Bart van den Eijnden <bartvde at osgis.nl>:

> 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
> <gml:featureMember>
> <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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