Ticket #1810 (closed defect: fixed)
Problems with default time use
|Reported by:||warmerdam||Owned by:||warmerdam|
>Frank says: >> DEFAULT TIME >> ------------ >> >> The next problem is that if I don't include &TIME=something in the >> request >> url, the default time is not used. Shouldn't it be? It seems I have to >> add "&TIME=" (that is an empty time request) in order to get the default >> time to kick in. Is that the desired behavior? This is annoying in this >> application context since we end up rendering all the time images (quick >> slow) if a WMS request is made without an explicit time. Denis and I had >> assumed the default time would be used any time the user did not supply >> a time. >> >> Assefa says: > After reading carefully the specs of wms 1.1.1 there is this paragrah > (Annec C 4.1) that suggests that your assumptions are correct : > > "...The absence of Time or Elevation parameters is equivalent to a > request for the Layers default value (if defined) along that > dimension;..." > > So it makes sense to change the current behaviour to reflect this. If > changes are made to reftect this, note that if a layer is time aware > (ows/wms_timeextent and ows/wms_timefield metadata are defined) but the > default time is not given (which is not manadatory but desired element), > a request to a GetMap on that layer would return an exception. > > I missed this parahrah at implemenation time and only implemented the > use of the default value when the value was missing (which is also > defined in the specs). Code modification to change it is minimal. Le me > know if you want me to chenge it or you will do it.
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