Is there a way to get the names of all the feature types on a WFS server, other than just calling
GetCapabilities? On the server I'm interested in (GeoServer, supports WFS 1.1.0), that's a 50MB XML file.
I don't suppose it's your server, hey?
Removing the unnecessary CRSs from GeoServer can make the XML smaller...
The only way I know of to get less info is to limit it to a single workspace, so something like
geoserver/workspacename/ows?service=wfs&request=GetCapabilities. Can you share the URL for the service?