Oracle® Fusion Middleware

What's New in Oracle WebLogic Server

11g Release 1 (10.3.5)


April 2011

Welcome to Oracle WebLogic Server. The following sections describe new and changed functionality in this WebLogic Server release. For a list of bugs that are fixed in this release, refer to the following file in your WebLogic Server installation directory:


The list of fixed bugs is also available on My Oracle Support at Enter the following document ID in the Knowledge Base Search field:



Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g contains Oracle WebLogic Server 11g. The current version number of Oracle WebLogic Server is 10.3.5.

Enterprise Java Beans (EJBs)

This section describes the new EJB features for WebLogic Server 10.3.5.

Support for JPA 2.0 Providers

An available patch for WebLogic Server 10.3.5 enables support for TopLink, a Java Persistence Architecture (JPA) 2.0 provider. JPA 2.0 includes improvements and enhancements to domain modeling, object/relational mapping, EntityManager and Query interfaces, and the Java Persistence Query Language (JPQL). It includes a new API for criteria queries, a metamodel API, and support for validation. For the JPA 2.0 Specification, see "JSR-000317 Java Persistence 2.0 (Final Release)" at

To enable JPA 2.0 support, you must download and install a WebLogic Server patch. JPA 2.0 is not supported with the openJPA/Kodo that is shipped with WebLogic Server 10.3.4.

  • Log in to My Oracle Support and download patch 9923849.

  • If using Smart Update, download and apply public patch QWG8.


Support for JPA 2.0 in WebLogic Server is provided as a patch because JPA 2.0 is part of Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 6. Therefore, enabling JPA 2.0 support in the current release results in WebLogic Server not meeting all Java EE 5 compatibility requirements. To maintain Java EE 5 compatibility in the current release, the files required for the support are not enabled by default, although they are included in a standard WebLogic Server installation.

For more information, see "Using JPA 2.0 With TopLink in WebLogic Server" in Programming WebLogic Enterprise JavaBeans, Version 3.0 for Oracle WebLogic Server.

Deprecated Functionality (WebLogic Server 11g Release 1)

Information about deprecated functionality for WebLogic Server 11g Release 1 can be found on My Oracle Support at Enter the following document ID in the Search Knowledge Base field:


Standards Support

This release of WebLogic Server supports the following standards and versions.

Java Standards

Table 1 lists currently supported Java standards.

Table 1 Java Standards Support

Standard Version


1.0 Full

Java API for XML-Based Web Services (JAX-WS)

2.1, 2.0

Java Authorization Contract for Containers (JACC)


Java EE


Java EE Application Deployment


Java EE Connector Architecture

1.5, 1.0


3.0, 2.1, 2.0, and 1.1

Java EE Enterprise Web Services

1.2, 1.1


4.0, 3.0


1.1, 1.0.2b




2.0, 1.2, 1.1


2.1, 2.0, 1.2, and 1.1

Java EE Servlet

2.5, 2.4, 2.3, and 2.2

Java RMI





2.1, 2.0


1.2, 1.1




1.1, 1.0 (deprecated)




6.0 (aka 1.6), 5.0 (aka 1.5, clients only)


1.2, 1.0


1.0, 2.0

For information on JPA 2.0 support, see Support for JPA 2.0 Providers.

JSR 77: Java EE Management





1.2 and 1.1



SOAP Attachments for Java (SAAJ)

1.3, 1.2

Streaming API for XML (StAX)


Web Services Metadata for the Java Platform

2.0, 1.1

Web Services Standards

For the current list of standards supported for WebLogic Web services, see "Features and Standards Supported by WebLogic Web Services" in Introducing WebLogic Web Services for Oracle WebLogic Server.

Other Standards

Table 2 lists other standards that are supported in this release of WebLogic Server.

Table 2 Other Standards

Standard Version













xTensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML)


Partial implementation of Core and Hierarchical Role Based Access Control (RABC) Profile of XACML


Internet Protocol (IP)


  • v6

  • v4

For more information about IPv6 support for all Fusion Middleware products, refer to the IPv6 Certification worksheet in the Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 (11.1.1.x) Certification Matrix at

Supported Configurations

For the most current information on supported configurations, refer to the Oracle Fusion Middleware Supported Configurations Central Hub at

Documentation Accessibility

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Accessibility of Code Examples in Documentation

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Accessibility of Links to External Web Sites in Documentation

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Access to Oracle Support

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