When a target namespace have “:” in the path part of the URI, the validator reject the WSDL.
This is due to this piece of code at line 137 of tools/validator/src/main/java/org/apache/cxf/tools/validator/internal/WSDLRefValidator.java file.
I checked the following specifications:
and nothing forbids having a target namespace like the following one:
Then the validator add an extra constraint on the WSDL format without any explanation.
I looked into the source history, this validation is here since a long period (before going to git), then I was not able to find out the reason behind this explicit check.
Could fix this bug or explain why there is a such limitation?