[OpenLayers-Dev] WMS GetCapabilities Requst

Ganesh Jothikumar ganeshjothikumar at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 26 08:55:25 EST 2007

Hi rldhont

               Thanks for the reply. yes I am aware of the XML format. And thanks for the example also. But what I want is how to make the WMS GetCapabilities request from Java Script using the OL APIs. It will be very helpfult if someone could help me with a few lines of code..


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From: rldhont <rldhont at gmail.com>
To: dev at openlayers.org
Sent: Monday, 26 November, 2007 7:18:10 PM
Subject: Re: [OpenLayers-Dev] WMS GetCapabilities Requst

You can use XML Format. Look at the source code of this example :

René-Luc D'Hont
blog: http://3liz.org/blog/rldhont

Ganesh Jothikumar a écrit :
> Hi All
>        I am using OpenLayers with GeoServer. I am using OpenLayers 
> JavaScript APIs to render the WMS layers present in GeoServer. Of the 
> layers I have one base layer and multiple overlays. Now I need to 
> specify the bounding box values for the base map coverage layer in the 
> OpenLayers.WMS function (maxExtent : bounds ) For thst I need to get 
> the values from the GeoServer. After consulting the GeoServer guys I 
> came to know that I have to do a WMS GetCapabilities request and parse 
> the returned XML to get the BBox for my layer. What I want to know is 
> how to make a WMS GetCapabilities request using OpenLayers and parse 
> the returned XML. Any example would be highly useful. Or let me know 
> if there is any other way of solving this...
> Thanks in advance
> ganesh
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