Is it possible to modify the WMS GetCabilites request URL in order to get back a certain part?

For instance I am only interested in this part of the XML:

<LatLonBoundingBox minx="16.6176088621753" miny="44.782391955068526" maxx="53.325886544307956" maxy="62.785875486994094"/>
<BoundingBox SRS="EPSG:32632" minx="1000000.0" miny="6000000.0" maxx="4000000.0" maxy="7000000.0"/>
  • You'd need to provide details of your development environment if you want assistance in parsing out what you want from the stsndard-defined response.
    – Vince
    Mar 12, 2014 at 12:09
  • I am not interested in parsing the XML. I want to know, if it is possible to modify the URL request, so that I only get the part I am interested.
    – ustroetz
    Mar 12, 2014 at 13:07

2 Answers 2


There is no way to do this, the whole point of the GetCapabilties request is to tell you everything about the server.


Just wanted to add that one can restrict the response to just one layer, in case the OP was facing this issue with hundreds of layers resulting in thousands of lines returned.

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