Java TM API for XML Web Services


Specification Version: 2.1
Implementation Version: 2.1 FCS

JAX-WS 2.1 FCS  RI is a Web Services framework that provides tools and infrastructure to develop Web Services solutions for the end users and middleware developers.

With JAX-WS 2.1 FCS, clients and web services have a big advantage: the platform independence of the Java programming language.


This release includes the following documentation:

The documentation/samples included with JAX-WS that is distributed on describes how to use JAX-WS to develop and deploy your webservices endpoints in a servlet container. The samples discussed in this document and available as part of JAXWS distribution are tested to work on Glassfish and on Apache Tomcat. The deployment is demonstrated using JAXWS RI specific proprietary deployment descriptor sun-jaxws.xml. 

If you wish to use JAX-WS in a Java EE container in a portable manner (using JSR 109 deployment descriptors), please refer to the Java EE 5 or Glassfish documentation/samples. The majority of the documentation included with JAX-WS is valid with Java EE 5 as well.

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JAX-WS has a project page on