[MapServer-dev] Use Mapfile CONFIG keys in URLs

Seth G sethg at geographika.co.uk
Sat Mar 11 03:01:13 PST 2023

Hi Steve,

Yes that is pretty much it. As you can see from the branch there are minimal changes, and provides a "canonical" URL for all OGC services. I'll make a pull request next week and update the relevant tests.


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On Mon, Mar 6, 2023, at 11:39 PM, Steve Lime wrote:
> Hmmm... so if path_info contains exactly one value, use it for the map= value. I could get behind that. Nice and clean.
> On Mon, Mar 6, 2023 at 7:22 AM Seth G <sethg at geographika.co.uk> wrote:
>> Hi devs,
>> The OGC Features API introduced in MapServer 8.0 allows accessing Mapfiles using keys in the config file:
>> URL: http://example.com/mykey/ogcapi/collections/foo/items.
>> Config file:
>>   MAPS
>>     mykey "/path/to/mapfile"
>>   END
>> END
>> For all other requests you have to use the format http://example.com/?map=mykey&request=WMS...
>> I think it would be nice to be able to use the same approach as OGC Features API to allow the key to be used as part of the URL e.g. a WMS request could be accessed using: http://example.com/mykey/?request=WMS...
>> The changes to allow this seem to be minimal (with work to be done on tests and docs) - see [1]
>> Does anyone have any thoughts or reservations on adopting this approach?
>> Seth
>> [1] https://github.com/MapServer/MapServer/compare/main...geographika:mapserver:mapfile-key-url
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