[OSGeo-Standards] WMS-C and Capabilities

Christopher Schmidt crschmidt at metacarta.com
Tue Aug 26 15:07:22 EDT 2008

On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 11:53:33AM -0700, Jody Garnett wrote:
> This discussion is fascinating to me as it does not align with my 
> expectations ... my expectation is that this
> WMS-C documents some additional vendor specific capabilities that are 
> added to an existing WMS (much like SLD support is added to an existing 
> WMS).
> As such I am expecting to see a WMS with vendor specific capabilities 
> letting me know that some TileSets are available; and that if I call the 
> existing GetMap operation in just the right way I can make use of it.
> So I was not expecting to see a standalone TileCache.

Right. I'm not aware of any caching tile server which also serves
non-cached data with regular WMS requests, but the WMS spec was designed
to allow that.

Christopher Schmidt

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