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the x in javax - what is it?

 
Brian Sarka
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This is probably so simple and obvious I will regret asking - what *is* javax? "Xtensions", "Xternal", "Xceptional"?
 
Mark Vedder
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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
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yes i agree with the guy upstair,x presented "extension"
 
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