[OSGeo-Standards] WMS-C and Capabilities

Jody Garnett jgarnett at refractions.net
Mon Aug 25 18:15:29 EDT 2008

Just a quick confirmation; the WMS-C page here:
- http://wiki.osgeo.org/wiki/WMS_Tiling_Client_Recommendation

Has confused a couple implementations; my understanding is this 
specification talks about adding to the VendorSpecificCapabilities of an 
existing WMS server a section describing the available TileSets.

Can we change the "Example VendorSpecificCapabilities" to make it really 
obvious what is expected...right now I have servers returning:
> <WMT_MS_Capabilities version="1.1.1" updateSequence="0">
>    <VendorSpecificCapabilities>
>      <TileSet><SRS>EPSG:4326</SRS><BoundingBox srs="EPSG:4326" 
> minx="-180.0" miny="-90.0" maxx="180.0" maxy="90.0" />
>         ....
>      </TileSet>
>    </VendorSpecificCapabilities>
> </WMT_MS_Capabilities>
Which is not enough information for clients (ie uDig) to fetch Titles 
and Layer information. WMS-C is not a standalone server; it is an 
additional ability added to an existing WMS server.


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