I am trying to do a GetFeature request to this WFS Server (GetCapabilities), but unable to find the argument for TYPENAME and thus get this error:

msWFSGetFeature(): WFS server error. Incomplete WFS request: TYPENAME parameter missing

A DescribeFeatureType request also works, but attempting to do the GetFeature request with the <element name="Baustellen_aktuell> does not seem to work in this format:


How can I find the appropriate namespace for the TYPENAME argument from the XML responses of the GetCapabilities or DescribeFeatureType requests?

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    The typename is as advertised in the GetCapabilities response, so Baustellen_aktuell and Baustellen_geplant they have no namespace prefix, so their namespace would be the default namespace. – nmtoken Apr 9 '19 at 10:27
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    It appears from the name that there is some sort of proxy configured for the underlying service http://asgeow02n.stadtdo.de/gisserver/service?map=/gdi_dienste/baustellen/baustellen_internet.map& and my guess is that it is expecting some sort of case sensitive spelling for the TYPENAME parameter (that's against the WFS specification for parameter names), so I think that the service is in error not your request – nmtoken Apr 9 '19 at 10:30
  • If the parameter value was incorrect you'd expect a different error response along the lines of msWFSGetFeature(): WFS server error. TYPENAME 'ms:Baustellen_aktuellType' doesn't exist in this server. Please check the capabilities and reformulate your request. – nmtoken Apr 9 '19 at 10:33
  • Thanks, I also suspect the problem this proxy is behind a firewall since the URL itself cannot be accessed at all. The only odd part is that the GetCapabilities and DescribeFeatureType are also listed with this proxy in the GetCapabilities request but they do return a proper response – 15Step Apr 9 '19 at 11:25

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