Last Modified: 11/7/05
JAX-WS is an API for building web services and clients. It is
the next generation of JAX-RPC.
With JAX-WS, clients and web services have a big advantage: the platform independence of the Java programming language. In addition, JAX-WS is not restrictive: a JAX-WS client can access a web service that is not running on the Java platform and vice-versa. This flexibility is possible because JAX-WS uses technologies defined by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C): HTTP, SOAP, and the Web Service Description Language (WSDL). WSDL specifies an XML format for describing a service as a set of endpoints operating on messages.
This release includes the following documentation:
Please use the JAXB 2.0 and JAX-WS 2.0 forum for feedback.
JAX-WS has a project page on Java.net is: http://jax-ws.dev.java.net.
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