7.3.6. Postprocessing settingsΒΆ


These settings are only applied when a client chooses CityGML as output format.

The postprocessing settings allow for specifying XSLT transformations that are applied on the CityGML data of a WFS response before sending the response to the client.

  <xslTransformation isEnabled="true">

To enable transformations, set the isEnabled attribute on the <xslTransformation> child element to true. In addition, provide one or more <stylesheet> elements enumerating the XSLT stylesheets that shall be applied in the transformation. The stylesheets are supposed to be stored in the xslt-stylesheets subfolder of the WEB-INF folder of your WFS application. Thus, any relative path provided as <stylesheet> will be resolved against WEB-INF/xslt-stylesheets/. You may alternatively provide an absolute path pointing to another location in your local file system. However, note that the WFS web application must have appropriate access rights to this location.

If you provide more than one XSLT stylesheet, then the stylesheets are executed in the given sequence of the <stylesheet> elements, with the output of a stylesheet being the input for its direct successor.


  • To be able to handle arbitrarily large exports, the export process reads single top-level features from the database, which are then written to the target file. Thus, each XSLT stylesheet will just work on individual top-level features but not on the entire file.
  • The output of each XSLT stylesheet must again be a valid CityGML structure.
  • Only stylesheets written in the XSLT language version 1.0 are supported.