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the x in javax - what is it?

Brian Sarka

Joined: Dec 09, 2003
Posts: 3
This is probably so simple and obvious I will regret asking - what *is* javax? "Xtensions", "Xternal", "Xceptional"?
Mark Vedder
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Joined: Dec 17, 2003
Posts: 624

Kathy Sierra & Bert Bates give a nice historical explanation about the javax name in their book Head First Java (specifically on pg 152). In a nutshell, the x stands for �extension.� Be sure to read Kathy & Bert�s little history lesson; it is rather interesting.
leeak lee

Joined: Feb 06, 2004
Posts: 1
yes i agree with the guy upstair,x presented "extension"
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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