Re: Using Netbeans for Web Services.

"Mike Schilling" <>
Wed, 27 May 2009 10:32:47 -0700
RedGrittyBrick wrote:

I'm using the Netbeans IDE to generate client code from WSDL for a

The code generated is not taking into account some parts of the
definitions (time = \d\d:\d\d:\d\d) and this results in error
from the web-service.

Should I expect Netbeans to handle this better?

Do I need to dig through dozens of generated classes to see if I can
find where it incorrectly serializes the data and fix it myself?

Should I provide some intelligent feedback to the suppliers of the
*** What do other folk do?

You can certainly file a bug (NetBeans seems not to be distinguishing
time from dateTime). Since NetBeans is open source, you could also
fix it yourself :-) Or, you could look for other client-generation
software that handles this better (you might look at Axis.)

The WSDL referers to XSD files that contain definitions like this:

  <xs:complexType name="HeaderType">
      <xs:element name="DateOfPreparation" type="bbb:DateType"/>
      <xs:element name="TimeOfPreparation" type="bbb:TimeType"/>

  <xs:simpleType name="TimeType">
    <xs:restriction base="xs:time">
      <xs:pattern value="\d{2}:\d{2}:\d{2}(\.\d+)?"/>

NetBeans generates an API that can be used like this

  headerType.setTimeOfPreparation(new GregorianCalendar());

However the transmitted XML clearly ignores the XSD restriction

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