[OpenLayers-Dev] MapFish

Sean Gillies sgillies at frii.com
Tue Oct 30 15:41:20 EDT 2007

Eric Lemoine wrote:
> On 10/30/07, Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Eric,
>> Looks very interesting.
> Hi Cameron
>> Quick questions.
>> I couldn't find a reference to a license on the home page. What will you
>> be using?
> Already answered.
>> My first thoughts when I look between server and client is "Should
>> standard protocols be used". Do you see use of OGC Standards to be
>> appropriate here?
> On the client-side there are components, such as the layer widget,
> that don't rely on any service. Some others, such as geostat, do rely
> on services that serve features using GeoJSON. The services support
> filtering, and we're trying to conform to the parameters specified in
> OpenSearch Geo. The application developer can also add his own
> app-specific filter parameters, but the protocol becomes totally
> custom.
> As you've probably noted we could have used WFS and Filter Encoding
> for this. But our goal being to provide an extensible framework on the
> server side, where the application developer can provide his own code
> to respond to query of any complexity. I feel that achieving this same
> level of functionality with WFS and Filter Encoding would much more
> complex.
> I'm very interested to hear from you regarding all this.
>> Or are some of your interfaces appropriate to put forward as a standard?
> We'll be interested in pushing REST-based interfaces in the realm of
> feature services and filtering. I often read Sean Gillies' blog (CC:ed
> to this email) and he also seems to be interested in that area.
> Thanks,
> --
> Eric

What could be more standard than REST and HTTP?


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