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Project Description

Welcome to the JAXP Reference Implementation Project. This project is part of Project GlassFish and is in the JWSDP subcommunity on Web Services and XML at

This project develops and evolves the code base for the reference implementation of the JAXP specification. The current code base supports JAXP 1.3 and 1.4 and the project will track future versions of the JAXP specifications.


The Java API for XML Processing (JAXP) enables applications to parse, transform, validate and query XML documents using an API that is independent of a particular XML processor implementation. JAXP provides a pluggability layer to enable vendors to provide their own implementations without introducing dependencies in application code.  Using this software, application and tool developers can build fully-functional XML-enabled Java applications for e-commerce, application integration, and web publishing.

JAXP is a standard component in the Java platform. An implementation of the JAXP 1.3 is included in J2SE 5.0 and an implementation of JAXP 1.4 is in Java SE 6.0 and OpenJDK7. JAXP 1.4 is a maintenance release of JAXP 1.3 with support for the Streaming API for XML (StAX).


  • Standards Supported:

JAXP supports a number of different industry-wide standards to process XML documents. The exact list of standards depends on the version of JAXP, with newer versions extending older versions to preserve backward compatibility. Use the links on the right hand side of this page for further information on the JAXP versions available from this project.

  • Status: JAXP 1.3 is Production Quality in J2SE 5.0, 1.4 is Production Quality Development in Java SE 6 and OpenJDK7
  • Licenses: CDDL v1.0 and GPL v2
  • Governance: Same as Project GlassFish
  • Goals: Detailed Overview


    JAXP @ JavaOne:

    Support and Products

    Official support is available through the inclusion of the final builds in the different products, including:

    Informal support comes from the different community forums:


    We encourage you to download and use our implementations.

    • Report a bug
    • Join the users list for general discussion.
    • Contribute to the Wiki, collecting uses of the implementation and listing additional platforms.
  • Project Features

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