[OpenLayers-Dev] WMSGetFeatureInfo ctrl "format" parameter missing
adube at mapgears.com
Fri Jul 24 15:36:20 EDT 2009
One of my coworker had some trouble using the WMSGetFeatureInfo
control. The response always said "Missing FORMAT property". Here's
what he found on this :
Section 7.3.1 of the WMS 1.1.1 specification says:
"Because the WMS protocol is stateless, the GetFeatureInfo request
indicates to the WMS what map the user is viewing by including most of
the original GetMap request parameters (all but VERSION and REQUEST)."
So, even if the FORMAT parameter is meaningless in the context of a
GetFeatureInfo request, according to the spec it is a required parameter
(as per section 7.2.2) and should be included by OpenLayers in its
What do you think ?
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