Web Tools Platform 1.0 M4 - New and Noteworthy

In this milestone were added important editing features such as content assist and as you type
validation for XSD, and WSDL files, as well as WSDL and WS-I validation tools.

XML Catalog

XML Catalog entries added Standard WSDL schemas are added to the XML Catalog so that tools can use their local copy.
The path to XML Catalog is: Window -> Preferences -> Web abd XML -> XML Catalog:


XML Schema content assist

XML Schema content assist is available on XML Schema editor source page:

XML Schema source view - red squiggles (specific to XML Schema contraints)

On the source page of XML Schema editor, schema specific errors could be quickly spotted with the red squiggles and corrected with the help of content assist:


WSDL Content assist

WSDL content assist is available on WSDL editor source page:

WSDL editor source view - red squiggles (specific to WSDL contraints)

XML and WSDL validation errors can now be highlighted while you are editing WSDL file. While editing in the WSDL editor in the source view, validation errors are marked with underlining red "squiggles". Previously, highligting errors as you type only occured in the event of a malformed XML, not due to validation errors. This feature can be toggled through the preferences. Window -> Preferences -> General -> Editors -> Structured Text Editors -> Analyze annotations while typing.

Errors can be quickly spotted and corrected, e.g. with the help of content assist:

WS-I WSDL validation

The Web services WS-I validation tools support the level of WS-I compliance outlined in the WS-I Basic Profile 1.1, the WS-I Simple SOAP Binding Profile 1.0 (WS-I SSBP), and the WS-I Attachments Profile 1.0 (WS-I AP). You can set the level of WS-I compliance at the workspace level, or at the project level.

The WSDL Validator compares the WSDL file in your project to the W3C Web Services Description Language (WSDL) 1.1 specifications, and the WS-I compliance settings that you have selected.

To validate your WSDL, complete the following steps:

  1. Select a WSDL file in the Project Navigator view.
  2. Right-click the WSDL file, and select Validate WSDL file.

If you have selected Require or Suggest WS-I Compliance on the WS-I Compliance preference page, the validation also checks WS-I compliance. If you have selected Ignore WS-I Compliance the validator will only check the validity of the WSDL.

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