Web Map Context 1.1.0 Validator


This test suite is based on the following OGC specifications:

  • Web Map Context Documents, version 1.1.0 [OGC 05-005]
  • Web Map Service Implementation Specification, version 1.1.1 [OGC 01-068r3]

What is tested

  • All trials
    • Standalone context document or context collection document syntax
  • Follow Links option
    • Availability of linked resources and integrity of link attributes (format, width, and height)
    • Integrity of essential layer information from layers derived from WMS version 1.0.0, 1.1.0, or 1.1.1 sources
    • Integrity of context documents in a context collection
  • Unique IDs recommendation
    • Uniqueness of the root element's id within the context document or context collection document

What is not tested

  • Integrity of layers derived from sources other than WMS 1.0.0, 1.1.0, or 1.1.1
  • Integrity of Styled Layer Descriptors


This test suite assumes the following with respect to the Context 1.1.0 specification:

  • The online resource the <Server> element identifies is the HTTP GET resource
    for the GetCapabilities request.
  • Online resources in xlink:href attributes are absolute URLs. Relative URLs are not allowed except
    that for the SLD OnlineResource the xlink:href attribute may reference an inline <StyledLayerDescriptor>
    in the same context document. In this case, the test suite allows any value that begins with "#".