RE: Title change to JAX-RS

From: Jerome Louvel <>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2007 09:07:14 +0200

Hi Marc,

> > IMO, this JAX prefix will lead to confusion and assumption
> > from new users that REST usage necessarily implies XML,
> > which we all agree isn't true.
> >
> FWIW, I agree with you and argued the same.

Maybe if there is a consensus in this EG, we can request another change to
this title before the Early Draft review.

> > JAR-WS is a closer match for "Java API for RESTful Web Services"
> > but is a
> > bit ambiguous with the JAR (Java ARchive) acronym...
> >
> > Is it too late to commit to something like
> >
> I don't think its too late to change though looking at the current
> I don't think that is a good home either. I quite like the
> prefix, I'm less happy with the .rs suffix but can
> live with
> it since we can't use .rest.

The description for is "Provides classes for networking
applications" which doesn't seem incompatible with our scope. I think that implies a bit too much that it defines the Web Services API.
javax.rws would work better for me as it is a direct acronym for "RESTful
Web Services" and has some consistency with the existing "javax.jws"

Best regards,