This means that the web service has an address like http://localhost:8080 and it then becomes a problem when you deploy to other environments.
One way around this is to use a catalog to resolve the addresses at run time. The file is called jax-ws-catalog.xml and it's placed in the META-INF directory.
It looks like e.g.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>
<catalog xmlns="urn:oasis:names:tc:entity:xmlns:xml:catalog" prefer="system">
rewritePrefix="http://some url:some port/"/>
rewritePrefix="http://some url:some port/" />
This searches for any URL that starts with "http://localhost:8080/" and replaces this with "http://some url:some port/" e.g.
http://some url:some port/webserver/WebService
The ant build files in Netbeans use the -catalog option to point to a file called catalog.xml in the project root directory. You can apply the same principles to this file to resolve addresses at compile time.
Some useful links:
Using a JAX-WS Catalog
How to write an XML catalog file
Global URI re-writing with jax-ws-catalog