[Qgis-developer] Fields/attributes

Chris Crook ccrook at linz.govt.nz
Thu Apr 25 17:33:28 PDT 2013

Couple of questions with regard to QgsFeature fields and attributes:

1) Are there any guidelines/constraints regarding field names.  The delimited text provider can take names from the first line of a text file, and that can be very arbitrary.  I'm wondering if I should put more constraints on the names (maximum number of characters, valid character set, other...)

2) It seems that fields get referred to in various places as fields and attributes in the API.  Is there any logic to this.  That is to say, where should I use the word "field", and where should I use the word "attribute"?


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