Re: Title change to JAX-RS

From: Marc Hadley <Marc.Hadley_at_Sun.COM>
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2007 09:34:08 -0400

On Apr 11, 2007, at 2:46 AM, Jerome Louvel wrote:
> I've just noticed this update to the JSR title:
> "2007.04.05: The title of the JSR was changed from 'JavaTM API for
> RESTful
> Web Services' to 'JAX-RS: The JavaTM API for RESTful Web Services'."
> I am wondering was is the purpose of this change, especially
> considering
> that "JAX" is reserved for "Java API for XML". I thought we agreed
> on the
> fact that this API was not XML-centric.
We do, the X is "silent".

This was another change demanded by ASF, they felt it was import for
the API to have a short snappy title that didn't avoided any direct
reference to REST so that, in discussion, the two things (the API and
the architectural style) would be easy to distinguish. My preference
was for JAR-WS but others thought JAX-RS was better even though the X
is meaningless.

> Also, the package name mentioned in the JSR page is still
> Could we update it to the expected one?
Yes, that should have happened at the same time the title was changed
but I guess it was missed when the JCP PMO made the edit.


Marc Hadley <marc.hadley at>
CTO Office, Sun Microsystems.