[javaee-spec users] Re: Is JDBC not included in Web Profile

From: Bill Shannon <>
Date: Mon, 01 Apr 2013 17:25:47 -0700

JDBC is part of Java SE, which means its automatically included in the
Web Profile. JDBC is mentioned in the platform spec for two reasons:

1. It's a key technology used by many Java EE applications.
2. Parts of JDBC were previously available only as a standard extension,
   which was included in Java EE. All of that is now included in Java SE.

John D. Ament wrote on 03/30/13 07:44:
> Hi All,
> I was reading through the full platform and Web Profile documents. I noticed
> that JDBC was explicitly mentioned in the Platform Spec but was not present in
> the Web Profile spec. Is this simply an oversight of the Web Profile spec or
> are applications that use JDBC directly not considered portable in Web Profile?
> (I had assumed it would be included since it's a requirement to use JPA).
> - John