[Webmap-discuss] GeoMoose vs. OpenLayers for specific project (Was Re: [mapserver-users] Advice for MapServer project)

Christopher Schmidt crschmidt at metacarta.com
Wed Feb 27 08:50:55 EST 2008

On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 10:19:47PM +1100, Cameron Shorter wrote:
> Christopher Schmidt wrote:
> >
> >>>One last item, is that GeoMoose the interface is initiaqlized from a XML 
> >>>file, a MAPBOOK, so setting up business specific interfaces is very 
> >>>easy.  
> >>>      
> >
> >I'll admit that OpenLayers eschews non-standard XML-based configuration,
> >tending instead towards standards like WMC for configuration via XML.
> >Mostly, howeveer, it's true that OpenLayers expects users to configure
> >their application via Javascript. MapBuilder is the tool to use if
> >XML-based configuration is really your thing, and you're interested in
> >OpenLayers: It's all done via some XML document that is being
> >standardized as they build it or something, as far as I understand it.    
> >
> >  
> Yes, Mapbuilder (which builds upon Openlayers) has a config.xml file 
> which is probably similar to MAPBOOK. It describes widgets, models and 
> tools in a Web Page.

Hm, but it also has an XML file for describing the layers, which is
based on some kind of standard, no? (I mean, I'm pretty sure it's XML,
and it's not mentioned here, so I think it's also possibly a standard-y

Christopher Schmidt

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