[OpenLayers-Dev] SLD support against ArcGIS Server

Christopher Schmidt crschmidt at metacarta.com
Thu Jul 2 09:48:27 EDT 2009

On Thu, Jul 02, 2009 at 02:20:08PM +0200, bartvde at osgis.nl wrote:
> Hi list,
> I've justed opened up ticket 2166 [1] with a patch to have
> OpenLayers.Format.SLD support ArcGIS Server. The problem here is that
> ArcGIS server needs the namespaces to be defined on the root node
> currently, and it also cannot work with sld as the default namespace only
> (it needs xmlns:sld). After this patch OpenLayers still produces a valid
> SLD XML, and I've verified it still works okay against both Mapserver and
> Geoserver.
> Would people be generally supportive of including this patch for the sake
> of supporting ESRI? I am interested to hear opinions.

As long as:
 1. It continues to work with other popular SLD consumers (seems like it
 2. It doesn't greatly complexify the code

I'm generally supportive of making changes to support as many consumers
as possible. In this case, it seems like if we can, we should also
complain to ESRI: "XML... you keep using that word. I do not think it
means what you think it means."

But I think you have to be a customer to complain, so I don't think I
can be the one to do it.

Christopher Schmidt

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