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GDAL in a way has a layer as a base unit and it does not report much about datastore level metadata. Compere with database stores, extents and other metadata are reported for each table separately but not for the whole database. I fear that all you can do is to read the WFS GetCapabilities and parse the service level abstract from there. You can read the ...
take a look at : Comparison of the different open source GIS servers If you are familiar with python see also the geodjango framework : [link here] https://docs.djangoproject.com/en/dev/ref/contrib/gis/
If you are using Linux, you should be able to connect to a WFS server, and fetch a layer without any problem with wget. I was able to fetch a dataset consisting of 10209 features, which was 33.3 MB in size. My test command was the following: wget -O output.gml ...
You could try the OGR WFS option "-dsco OGR_WFS_PAGING_ALLOWED=ON" as described in the docs http://www.gdal.org/drv_wfs.html
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