[postgis-devel] [PostGIS] #332: WKT geometry tag match and mismatch

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Thu Dec 10 02:29:55 PST 2009

#332: WKT geometry tag match and mismatch
  Reporter:  mloskot  |       Owner:  pramsey      
      Type:  defect   |      Status:  new          
  Priority:  medium   |   Milestone:  PostGIS 1.5.0
 Component:  postgis  |     Version:  trunk        
Resolution:           |    Keywords:               
Comment (by mcayland):

 I think that we should keep the check for the moment, since at the moment
 the behaviour is very clear: if it works with GeomFromText() then it's
 standards-compliant, if it doesn't then it's clearly flagged with

 Until we have a new standard to work to, I think changing this behaviour
 will only cause confusion. IMO the problem here is that the OGC SFS/SQL-MM
 specifications have lagged behind reality for years now (I suspect the 99-
 prefix denotes 1999) and don't cover things like predicates in multiple
 dimensions, EMPTY geometry semantics and geodetic systems. At least with
 the EWKT/EWKB functions what we're saying is that this extended
 functionality is ours, and so we have every right to change it as we need.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.osgeo.org/postgis/ticket/332#comment:5>
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