[OpenLayers-Dev] SLD support against ArcGIS Server

bartvde at osgis.nl bartvde at osgis.nl
Thu Jul 2 09:58:53 EDT 2009

Hi Chris,

we've already "complained" and they have created bugs for this in their
support system, so at least they have acknowledged that they are doing
something wrong here.

But it will probably take them a while to get it fixed so if we can
"patch" OpenLayers in the meantime without breaking anything else that
would be great!

Best regards,

> 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
>     should)
>  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.
> Regards,
> --
> Christopher Schmidt
> MetaCarta

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