[Qgis-developer] qgis WMS server/client issues on Windows

Giovanni Manghi giovanni.manghi at faunalia.pt
Tue Apr 23 04:42:57 PDT 2013

Hi all,

a while ago for testing purposes I played around with QGIS server on
Windows and make it work as wms server and together with QGIS web

Now I followed my notes again[0] and noticed a few (new?) issues with
qgis server and qgis used as wms client.

Here the cases:

*) qgis server 1.8, qgis desktop 1.8 as wms client

the url


works, while


does not. The error message is

"(No error code was reported) The WMS vendor also reported:
Configuration file problem : perhaps you left off the .qgs extension?"

and to make it work it is necessary to select the checkboxes "Ignore
GetMap... and Ignore GetFeatureInfo... ".

Is this the correct behavior?

*) qgis server 1.8,  qgis desktop master as wms client

trying add a layer using a wms layer created with qgis server 1.8, the
layer is added in the toc but is not visible and in the log I get:

Map request failed [error:Error downloading
- server replied: Internal Server Error

is this a bug in the QGIS master WMS client?

*) qgis server master, qgis desktop master or 1.8 as wms client

the url used is like


in the wms client the layer list is not presented and it just show the
project name. Trying force add this "layer" I get

WMS provider: Cannot calculate extent
(d:\src\qgis\src\providers\wms\qgswmsprovider.cpp : 126 :
Raster layer: Provider is not valid (provider: wms, URI:
(d:\src\qgis\src\core\raster\qgsrasterlayer.cpp : 826 :

Is QGIS server master not working on Windows?


-- Giovanni --

[0] http://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/28875/qgis-web-client-in-windows-does-not-load-map

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