Java API for XML Web Services ( JAX-WS) is a Java programming language API for creating web services. JAX-WS is one of the Java XML programming APIs. It is part of the Java EE platform.
Overview [ edit ]
The JAX-WS 2.2 specification
JSR 224 defines a standard Java- to-WSDL mapping which determines how WSDL operations are bound to Java methods when a SOAP message invokes a WSDL operation. This Java-to-WSDL mapping determines which Java method gets invoked and how that SOAP message is mapped to the method’s parameters.
This mapping also determines how the method’s return value gets mapped to the SOAP response.
annotations, introduced in Java SE 5, to simplify the development and deployment of web service clients and endpoints. It is part of the Java Web Services Development Pack. JAX-WS can be used in Java SE starting with version 6. JAX-WS 2.0 replaced the  JAX-RPC API in Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 5 which leans more towards document style Web Services.
This API provides the core of
Project Metro, inside the GlassFish open-source Application Server community of Oracle Corporation.
JAX-WS also is one of the foundations of
Standards Supported [ edit ]
JAX-WS 2.0/2.1/2.2 (JSR 224)
WS-I Basic Profile 1.2 and 2.0
WS-I Attachments Profile 1.0
WS-I Simple SOAP Binding Profile 1.0
WS-Addressing 1.0 - Core, SOAP Binding, WSDL Binding
Main JWS Packages [ edit ]
javax.xml.ws Has the Core JAX-WS APIs
javax.xml.ws.http Has APIs specific to XML/HTTP Binding
javax.xml.ws.soap Has APIs specific to SOAP/HTTP Binding
javax.xml.ws.handler Has APIs for message handlers
javax.xml.ws.spi defines SPIs for JAX-WS
javax.xml.ws.spi.http Provides HTTP SPI that is used for portable deployment of JAX-WS in containers
javax.xml.ws.wsaddressing Has APIs related to WS-Addressing
javax.jws Has APIs specific to Java to WSDL mapping annotations
javax.jws.soap Has APIs for mapping the Web Service onto the SOAP protocol
Java EE 7
Web Services 1.3
WS Metadata 2.1
Implementations [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]
java.net project pages