[OpenLayers-Dev] OpenLayers Ajax in trunk

Tim Schaub tschaub at openplans.org
Mon Feb 25 19:03:15 EST 2008

One other thought...

Tim Schaub wrote:
>> Proxying is a non-issue for me right now, but I wonder if OL really
>> needs to know that it is making a proxy request. Couldn't it be transparent?

If you have OpenLayers.ProxyHost set, you get "transparent" proxying. 
If you want to issue a request via a different proxy, you can set the 
proxy config property.

Don't know if this is more or less confusing.  Perhaps it will never 
happen (that a user would want to use something other than 
OpenLayers.ProxyHost as a proxy), but it's easy to support so I thought 
I'd add it in.


> Right now, a user can specify their proxy independent of their layer URL 
> (OpenLayers.ProxyHost and layer.url).
> This makes it handy to share the configuration for a WFS layer (or any 
> other with data requested via XMLHttpRequest) in an example.  The path 
> to a user's proxy may differ, but the URL for the layer remains the same.
> It also makes it easy to demo an application in one place and put it in 
> to production in another - changing your OpenLayers.ProxyHost but not 
> changing the layer config (or moving any data around).
>> Can we shout RFC 2616 at developers and have methods like Request.GET,
> Sounds good to me - particularly because "delete" is a reserved word in 
> JavaScript, and some browsers complain about it being used as an 
> identifier (I think "get" may be reserved in the future as well).
> http://trac.openlayers.org/changeset/6366
> I like that better.
> Thanks for the feedback.
> Tim
>> Cheers,
>> Sean
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