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This took a 'lot' longer than i expected.

Calling Mapserver as a WFS layer, displaying with OpenLayers. Many thanks to Chris Schmidt for a quick response on the OL mailing list!

Currently set to extract attributes in the OL html, but still need to build in the attribute display. A good example of the necessary javascript can be found in the OL Cookbook.

I also set a quick thank you to Jeff McKenna at Gateway Geomatics for putting together such a great set of UMN Mapserver WFS and WMS tutorials. He actually wrote back! oh FOSS4G, what a nice community.