[mapserver-dev] mapfile.dtd and mapfile.xsd

Seth G sethg at geographika.co.uk
Sun May 2 02:35:55 PDT 2021

Thanks Steve, I won't try and keep this updated. 
Is the preference to remove the file completely or to add a comment indicating it is no longer maintained?
I've posted to the user list to try and gauge the level of XML usage. 


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On Sat, May 1, 2021, at 9:56 PM, Steve Lime wrote:
> I didn’t answer your question though and would agree with you that we don’t need the dtd.
> On Sat, May 1, 2021 at 8:22 AM Steve Lime <sdlime at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm curious if XML mapfiles are used much at all regardless. Would be curious to hear from those users.
>> On Sat, May 1, 2021 at 5:04 AM Seth G <sethg at geographika.co.uk> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> As part of the Mapfile syntax clean-up in RFC133 there are a couple of files that contain lists of keywords:
>>> - mapfile.dtd - only a couple of updates in the last 20 years [2]
>>> - xmlmapfile/mapfile.xsd - several updates to keep in sync with Mapfle keywords [3]
>>> Any thoughts/preferences on what to do with these?
>>> I'd propose to remove mapfile.dtd (I'm unsure if it is still used), and update mapfile.xsd with the syntax changes. There are other new keywords missing in mapfile.xsd that can be addressed separately. 
>>> Seth
>>> [1] https://mapserver.org/development/rfc/ms-rfc-133.html
>>> [2] https://github.com/MapServer/MapServer/commits/main/mapfile.dtd
>>> [3] https://github.com/MapServer/MapServer/commits/main/xmlmapfile/mapfile.xsd
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