Is this correct for working with a web service?

Hi, I use SOAPUI and VS2013.
I recently have to work with, calling, a Java SOAP web api, provided by a 3rd party vendor.  It seems that it would generate endpoint url as "https://localhost:8443/xxxx/xxxxservice "  in both SOAPUI and in my web config file in VS2013 and that of course doesn't work.  Their response was "Typically when calling a web service the web service client will override the endpoint URL with a URL that is accessible to it in the network. "

My question is why isn't it possible for the wdsl to be customized for each of their customer so that it will generate the correct endpoint? Also, when I add service api that I wrote, I didn't have to deal with this wsdl and endpoints needing customzation that I ever have to do.  So can this be done in creating the wsdl that would generate wsdl for each FQDN?  Is that a lot of work to do that in Java web SOAP web service?
Thank you.
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jorge_torizResearch & Development ManagerCommented:
Mmm... I don't agree with "Typically when calling a web service the web service client will override the endpoint URL with a URL that is accessible to it in the network", the endpoint URL is determined by the Web Service address, not by the best wishes and dreams of the client.

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lapuccaAuthor Commented:
Perfect!  That's what I thought!  In the real world, if a vendor is to install their web services on our server, they would need to make sure it generate the correct wsdl!  They did so without any warning and it wasted several days of my time to find out the problem in VS2013 and then SOAPUI.  I just want some expert feedback to make sure I'm not the web services idiot here.  
I like how you word it as drams and best wishes, lol..
jorge_torizResearch & Development ManagerCommented:
Jejejeje... wel, one more thing, I would recommend to deploy the vendor's web service to a URL (IP Address) that is accessible by all the devices that will use the web service, otherwise you will face connection issues.
lapuccaAuthor Commented:
Yes, already had DNS and trust certification issues.  Sloppy work but now it's resolved after I pointed them out, sigh.
Thank you.
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