Label style implementation ticket
|Reported by:||sdlime||Owned by:||jmckenna|
|Component:||Documentation - MapServer||Version:||unspecified|
This ticket tracks the addition of styles to label objects. The idea is to allow more flexibility when drawing markers, bboxes and so forth in addition to label text.
In the past this was done via label parameters such as background color and background shadow color or via annotation layers. In the latter case that required a second pass through data just to deal with label markers- a sometimes expensive operation.
Label styles avoid the multiple passes and allow for complex markers (e.g. road shields) to be drawn at the same time features are drawn. In addition we can replace the cumbersome background parameters with the more familiar style syntax- ultimately providing more control.