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Good Bye JAX-RPC, Weclome to JAX-WS

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Finally the Java specification about Web Service will have a name that makes sense… moving away from JAX-RPC to JAX-WS (JAX Web Services)…

The JAX-RPC name, which stands for Java API for XML-based RPC, is misleading because developers assume it is only about RPC, according to Doug Kohlert, a Sun staff engineer, in his blog this week. “By renaming JAX-RPC to JAX-WS, we can eliminate this confusion,” Kohlert wrote. JAX-WS stands for Java API for XML Web Services.

This infoworld article will give you more details.