[OpenLayers-Dev] SLD support against ArcGIS Server
crschmidt at metacarta.com
Thu Jul 2 10:10:17 EDT 2009
On Thu, Jul 02, 2009 at 03:58:53PM +0200, bartvde at osgis.nl wrote:
> 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.
That's all you can hope for :) I don't expect them to change, but at
least to know they're ... 'not quite right', perhaps is more polite than
> 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!
Fine by me.
> 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  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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