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XML Catalog with Axis2

Sumeet Chakraborty
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Joined: Feb 05, 2009
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Hi All

I have a wsdl which has some reference to external locations (URLs). Whenever I run the wsdl2java utility , it gives me error like - an error occured trying to resolve schema referenced at ...... - reffering to the external url. This is because the enviorenment on which I am working doesnt have network connectivity. I checked it on another enviorenment where it has net connection, and it worked fine as it was able to connect to the external location.

Now to resolve this I want to use XML Catalog. But I am not aware of how to use it with ant build (build.xml). The wsdl2java utlity of Axis2 doesnot comes with any argument which allows us to specify any XML Catalog files for resolving external references of the wsdl.

Request you all to suggest me a suitable way to ressolve this. Also note that I cant change my development method, as its mandatory for me to use ant build scripts(build.xml) to do all such things. So I need to specify the XML Catalog somewhere in the build.xml target where wsdl2java is specified.

Please help.

Ivan Krizsan
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Joined: Oct 04, 2006
Posts: 2198
The XML catalog is an XML file which you, depending on the type of packaging, store in the following locations:
In a WAR: In WEB-INF/jax-ws-catalog.xml.
In an EJB-JAR: In META-INF/jax-ws-catalog.xml.
Thus, as far as I have understood, there is nothing you need to do in your build-file.

I don't know how to use an XML catalog with Axis. In fact, I am not even sure Axis does support XML catalogs.
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