[OpenLayers-Dev] WMSGetFeatureInfo ctrl "format" parameter
tschaub at opengeo.org
Fri Jul 24 18:08:39 EDT 2009
Alexandre Dube wrote:
> 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
> GetFeatureInfo requests.
> What do you think ?
This is correct.
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