[Mapserver-users] XML Mapfile

Paul Spencer spencer at dmsolutions.ca
Fri May 28 12:07:10 EDT 2004

Um.  This sounds a lot like Web Map Contexts ;)  Except that only works 
with WMS data ... but how were you thinking that the client would 
request the map remotely?


Stephen Woodbridge wrote:

> Sean Gillies wrote:
>> On May 28, 2004, at 5:16 AM, Stephen Woodbridge wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> There is a pretty extensive discussion on XML mapfiles in the 
>>> archives, did anything come of this? Did anyone build any conversion 
>>> tools?
>>> Thanks,
>>>   -Steve W.
>> My XML project is not yet bearing any fruit.  Are you going to the 
>> users meeting?
>> Maybe we could see if any like-minded folks want to discuss it there.
> MUM2 is still a question at this point for me.
> I am interested in doing something with Perl.
> One idea is to:
> write a perl script to convert maplexer.l into a Parse::Lex script
> and mapparser.y to a Parse::Yapp script. This would allow us to
> generate perl code that could accurately read mapfiles based on the
> mapserver grammar files. - this may be more trouble than it is worth
> as I don't know much about these tools.
> My goal would be to be able to read a mapfile and send it as xml to 
> another client. They could make changes to it and request a map based on 
> the modified mapfile. The modified mapfile would be validated and 
> converted back to a Mapfile or would be dynamically instanciated in 
> Mapscript. I don't think Mapscript supports all the functionality we 
> need to do the later.
> -Steve
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