[mapserver-dev] Version 8.0, more opt in and less opt out...

Steve Lime sdlime at gmail.com
Tue May 18 06:51:20 PDT 2021

Thanks for the explanation Dan! FWIW I can work up a pull request to
illustrate what I was thinking by adding a mutable parameter... I think
that can be a simple, easy to understand and explicit approach. --Steve

On Tue, May 18, 2021 at 8:47 AM Daniel Morissette <dmorissette at mapgears.com>

> FYI mode=OWS was added to deal with OGC compliance testing which
> requires the server to produce an exception in some cases if the
> SERVICE/REQUEST parameters are missing... and since MapServer falls back
> on the CGI mode by default if SERVICE/REQUESTS are not present then the
> only way we could imagine to produce that exception and be compliant was
> to add a mode=OWS vendor-specific param in the onlineresource.  More
> info here:
> https://github.com/MapServer/MapServer/issues/2512
> and
> https://github.com/MapServer/MapServer/issues/2531
> P.S. I'm following this thread and think it may be a good idea to have
> "more opt in and less opt out" for security reasons as long as the
> mechanism to handle this is clear and easy to understand, but I don't
> have a strong opinion on the proposed changes, that's why I'm staying
> quiet.
> --
> Daniel Morissette
> Mapgears Inc
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