JavaTM API for XML Web Services (JAX-WS) 2.0 Beta

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:

Useful Links

Please use the JAXB 2.0 and JAX-WS 2.0 forum for feedback.

JAX-WS has a project page on is:

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