[CITE-Forum] CSW GetRecords on latest Beta

Neil Tippett neil.tippett at envitia.com
Wed Jun 19 04:21:57 EDT 2013

Hi Folks,


I've encountered an issue with CITE test GetRecords-tc19.1 from the CSW
tests on the latest CITE beta engine and it comes down to an ambiguity
in the OGC Filter spec. Basically the test is expecting the
ogc:PropertyIsLike filter to be applied in a case insensitive manner,
which is open to interpretation.


According to the schema of the OGC Filter 1.1 standard that was around
when the CSW spec was issued, the ogc:PropertyIsLike element is not
permitted to have a matchCase attribute, unlike most of the other
property comparison operators. This schema was subsequently updated
(v1.1.3) to add this attribute and default it to true - implying perhaps
that the original intention was to perform the search using case
sensitive matching. The original spec did not state the intention for
this element however.


Whilst I fully accept that this ambiguity can and has led to differing
interpretations, by enforcing one of those in the CITE test it prevents
implementations from supporting the update OGC filter schema which, when
the attribute is not provided, expect case sensitive matching to be


Many thanks





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