The WSDL editor provides support to check
whether a WSDL document is valid, a specialized Content Completion Assistant, a
component-oriented Outline view, and searching and refactoring operations.
Editing WSDL files
The WSDL files contain information about the published services, such as the name,
message types, and service bindings. Editing WSDL files in oXygen is similar to
editing XML files, and the Content Completion Assistant is driven by a mix of the WSDL
and SOAP schema.
WSDL version 1.1 is fully supported, as well as SOAP versions 1.1 and 1.2. This
means that the Content Completion Assistant offers elements from both SOAP 1.1 and
SOAP 1.2 in the location where a SOAP extension can be inserted. WSDL version 2.0 is
also partially supported.
Validating WSDL files
While editing the Web Services Descriptors, you can check their conformance with
the WSDL and SOAP schema. In the following example, you can see how the errors are
reported in a tooltip message and at the bottom of the editing panel.
WSDL Outline View
The Outline view displays WSDL components (services, bindings, port Types,
messages) and XML schema components of the currently opened document, along with the
components of its imports. You can easily focus on a subset of a components using the
text filter in the Outline view. You are able to sort the components by name and group
them by type, location, or namespace.
Content Completion Assistant in WSDL Documents
The Content Completion Assistant is a powerful feature that enhances the editing
of WSDL documents. It helps you define WSDL components by proposing the element names
and attribute values that can be inserted at the cursor position. It also offers the
list of WSDL and XML Schema components, allowing you to insert references to them. The
WSDL and XML Schema components are collected from all imported/included modules. The
Content Completion Assistant offers a short description for the WSDL elements and
attributes that it proposes.
Smaller interrelated modules that define a complex WSDL structure cannot be
correctly edited or validated individually, due to their interdependency with other
modules. In the context of the Master Files that you define, oXygen offers support
for WSDL validation, editing (content completion assistance and outline), searching,
and refactoring actions.
Resource Hierarchy / Dependencies View
You can view and understand the relationship between WSDL resources and schemas
with the help of the Resource Hierarchy/Dependencies view.