Bug report #8796
Cannot use forward slash in WMS name - deletes further info in field/form
|Category:||Web Services clients/WMS|
|Affected QGIS version:||2.0.1||Regression?:||No|
|Operating System:||Mac||Easy fix?:||No|
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||No||Resolution:|
|Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:||No||Copied to github as #:||17497|
If you use a forward slash in the name when adding a WMS or WFS service, the forward slash and everything after it in the same field does not get saved. Also, text from the following fields (e.g. URL) are not saved.
It seems to work as expected with other non alphanumeric characters.
#1 Updated by Jukka Rahkonen about 6 years ago
Don't try to use forward slash in WMS layer name because it is not allowed there. That's because layer name is of XML type NCName in the schema. For the same reason WMS layer name must not begin with a number.
Read for example
This should be included in WMS FAQ:
" Practical restrictions of an NCName
The practical restrictions of NCName are that it cannot contain several symbol characters like :, @, $, , x%x, /, +, ,, ;, whitespace characters or different parenthesis. Furthermore an NCName cannot begin with a number, dot or minus character although they can appear later in an NCName. "
#2 Updated by Dan Karran about 6 years ago
I hear what you're saying with regards to the layer name published by the WMS service itself, but surely a descriptive name used in QGIS for the server (not the layer) shouldn't have these same limitations?
#3 Updated by Jukka Rahkonen about 6 years ago
Sorry, I should have checked the screen capture images.
I think that you are right and that should not happen. Perhaps the reason is still something XML related so that the slash truncates the line when it is saved into config file. Let's wait what the experts say.