Just looking through GeoServer docs trying to find a way to construct a WFS 2.0 query to get all features within a BBOX - regardless of feature type.

The service I'm consuming will be changing over time, so I'd prefer to use a wildcard type argument to cover all feature types in the request rather than hard-code them..

Hopefully without having to query the service prior just to determine the feature type params.

Have tried the usual syntax, e.g. typeName=* but no good.

Is there something I'm missing?

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    Such use is not supported in WFS portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=39967. You must do GetCapabities request first and find feature types from the response.
    – user30184
    Jan 23, 2015 at 5:43
  • Not the answer I had hoped for; but an answer none the less..
    – danwild
    Jan 26, 2015 at 22:43
  • @user30184 Why don't you post your comment as an answer, as it seems to be the correct one? Jan 26, 2015 at 22:59

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As mentioned in the comments you can't make a WFS GetFeature request with a wild card as the typename parameter value (like TYPEname=*&). The GetFeature request requires a typename to be specified which must be the name of a FeatureType listed in the GetCapabilities response.

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