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WSDL explorer goes to blank page in browser [message #184895] Thu, 14 December 2006 17:34 Go to next message
Eclipse User
Originally posted by: gjensen.chartercom.com

Please help me redirect this request if this is in the incorrect group.

I had a goal to test out a web service that I created within an external
application server (iWay). So I needed to consume the WSDL and exercise
it. I found reference that eclipse with the web tools has that ability
through one of the tools in the WTP, WSDL explorer. I pulled the complete
WTP package for linux that included everything (eclipse included). I run
through the tutorial for testing a WSDL, and when I select the WSDL Page
icon (which is greyed out) in the web service explorer, my external
browser (firefox) is brought up with an empty page and a URL of:

http://localhost:53037/wsexplorer/actions/ShowPerspectiveAct ionJSP.jsp;jsessionid=FFC6CF5307DECB7F1B51BE89C1654DE1?perspective=2

If there is additional documentation that I was supposed to read or other
configuration that I was supposed to do prior being able to test the WSDL
that I wanted to test, I haven't seen it and would like a pointer to it.
One thing I would like to confirm is that this isn't a Windows only
functionality is it? I would probably assume that the greyed out icon for
the WSDL page in the web service explorer might mean I have missed some
additional configuration step. All I wanted to do, to start with was test
the WSDL. If that worked then I would go further and see what else I can
do with WTP like creating a web service client.

Please take to private email if this is to much of a newbie question and
doesn't need to be, possibly, re-hashed on the group.

Gregg
Re: WSDL explorer goes to blank page in browser [message #185022 is a reply to message #184895] Fri, 15 December 2006 10:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Andrew Mak is currently offline Andrew Mak
Messages: 41
Registered: July 2009
Member
Hi Gregg,

The WSE wsdl view should work on Linux also. Off-hand I am not sure what
the problem is, I'll need to know more about the steps you took to try to
figure out the problem (which tutorial were you following?)

In the meantime, there are a couple of things you can try:

- if you select the wsdl file in your workspace, right click on it, then
select Web Services -> Test with Web Services Explorer, the WSE should
come up in the wsdl view, and you should be able to test the web service.

- try bringing up the WSE directly by go to the menu bar under Run ->
Launch the Web Services Explorer. Is the wsdl icon still greyed out? If
not, you should be able to flip to that page and browse to the wsdl file
in your workspace.

Hope this helps, let me know if the above works for you.

Andrew

Gregg Jensen wrote:

> Please help me redirect this request if this is in the incorrect group.

> I had a goal to test out a web service that I created within an external
> application server (iWay). So I needed to consume the WSDL and exercise
> it. I found reference that eclipse with the web tools has that ability
> through one of the tools in the WTP, WSDL explorer. I pulled the complete
> WTP package for linux that included everything (eclipse included). I run
> through the tutorial for testing a WSDL, and when I select the WSDL Page
> icon (which is greyed out) in the web service explorer, my external
> browser (firefox) is brought up with an empty page and a URL of:

>
http://localhost:53037/wsexplorer/actions/ShowPerspectiveAct ionJSP.jsp;jsessionid=FFC6CF5307DECB7F1B51BE89C1654DE1?perspective=2

> If there is additional documentation that I was supposed to read or other
> configuration that I was supposed to do prior being able to test the WSDL
> that I wanted to test, I haven't seen it and would like a pointer to it.
> One thing I would like to confirm is that this isn't a Windows only
> functionality is it? I would probably assume that the greyed out icon for
> the WSDL page in the web service explorer might mean I have missed some
> additional configuration step. All I wanted to do, to start with was test
> the WSDL. If that worked then I would go further and see what else I can
> do with WTP like creating a web service client.

> Please take to private email if this is to much of a newbie question and
> doesn't need to be, possibly, re-hashed on the group.

> Gregg
Re: WSDL explorer goes to blank page in browser [message #185082 is a reply to message #185022] Fri, 15 December 2006 14:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Eclipse User
Originally posted by: gjensen.chartercom.com

Thanks for the response.
The tutorial I was using is in the help document:

http://help.eclipse.org/help32/index.jsp?topic=/org.eclipse. jst.ws.consumption.ui.doc.user/tasks/ttestwsdl.html

So I tried your first suggestion by right click, select test and the web
service explorer did come up and the service is there and when I select
the operation to be able to provide the parameter, my browser (firefox) is
brought to the forefront with a URL:

http://localhost:62651/wsexplorer/wsdl/actions/SelectWSDLNav igatorNodeActionJSP.jsp;jsessionid=1B629312237E2543F305C3C9DDFDC74D?nodeId=4

which is blank and nothing comes up in the web services explorer in the
eclipse application. In fact anything that I select in the web services
window in eclipse "transfers" me to the blank browser window.

Now, how did I get to here - almost quite literally. I found out eclipse
has a way to test a WSDL, which led me to the web tools. From there I
downloaded the complete package which included eclipse. I unpacked it,
started it, created a project from the Examples -"Editing and validating
XML files", imported the WSDL file, right clicked on the WSDL file and
selected "Web Services" - "test with web services explorer". I have not
changed any other configurations or settings then what was available after
untarring the package. I then went to the testing a WSDL help page
mentioned above and started stepping through it.

I know this has got to be pilot error and I completely own up to that
fact. And yes, I know that the scenario of a persons first experience
with eclipse be to test a WSDL was probably not what the original
developers had in mind, hence there isn't any documentation written for
this specific scenario.

Again thanks for the response and patience.
Gregg
Re: WSDL explorer goes to blank page in browser [message #185121 is a reply to message #185082] Fri, 15 December 2006 16:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Andrew Mak is currently offline Andrew Mak
Messages: 41
Registered: July 2009
Member
Hi Gregg,

When you said that "selecting anything in eclipse transfers you to a blank
browser window", it sounds like you initially have the WSE opened in an
internal browser window, and then clicking on something launches an
external browser (firefox) for you, is that correct? Have you tried
changing eclipse browser settings? (Under Window -> Preferences -> Web
Browser) Try picking something other than "Internal Web Browser" and
relaunch eclipse. Now when you launch WSE it should come up in an
external browser right from the start.

Another thing I noticed from your URL is that you have cookies disabled in
your browser. I tried disabling cookies also but I could not reproduce
your problem, but maybe you can try enabling cookies and see if that
changes the behaviour.

Andrew.

Gregg Jensen wrote:

> Thanks for the response.
> The tutorial I was using is in the help document:

>
http://help.eclipse.org/help32/index.jsp?topic=/org.eclipse. jst.ws.consumption.ui.doc.user/tasks/ttestwsdl.html

> So I tried your first suggestion by right click, select test and the web
> service explorer did come up and the service is there and when I select
> the operation to be able to provide the parameter, my browser (firefox) is
> brought to the forefront with a URL:

>
http://localhost:62651/wsexplorer/wsdl/actions/SelectWSDLNav igatorNodeActionJSP.jsp;jsessionid=1B629312237E2543F305C3C9DDFDC74D?nodeId=4

> which is blank and nothing comes up in the web services explorer in the
> eclipse application. In fact anything that I select in the web services
> window in eclipse "transfers" me to the blank browser window.

> Now, how did I get to here - almost quite literally. I found out eclipse
> has a way to test a WSDL, which led me to the web tools. From there I
> downloaded the complete package which included eclipse. I unpacked it,
> started it, created a project from the Examples -"Editing and validating
> XML files", imported the WSDL file, right clicked on the WSDL file and
> selected "Web Services" - "test with web services explorer". I have not
> changed any other configurations or settings then what was available after
> untarring the package. I then went to the testing a WSDL help page
> mentioned above and started stepping through it.

> I know this has got to be pilot error and I completely own up to that
> fact. And yes, I know that the scenario of a persons first experience
> with eclipse be to test a WSDL was probably not what the original
> developers had in mind, hence there isn't any documentation written for
> this specific scenario.

> Again thanks for the response and patience.
> Gregg
Re: WSDL explorer goes to blank page in browser [message #185184 is a reply to message #185121] Mon, 18 December 2006 11:41 Go to previous message
Eclipse User
Originally posted by: gjensen.chartercom.com

Sucess! The switch to the external browser worked. It didn't go to my
perferred browser, but I sure I can figure out how to change that.
Regardless, this time when I selected the operation it went to the screen
to ask for parameters. Definitely further then before, many thanks.
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