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What does javax stand for?

ashish sood

Joined: Oct 03, 2009
Posts: 8
please help me
specify the differences between java and javax
Jeff Storey
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The javax classes are java eXtension classes. Generally this means they were not (or are still not) included in a JDK release but were a separate library. For example, the original release of JDK 1.0 didn't include Swing and it became available as a separate library, so it was javax.swing. Even once it became a part of the JDK, the naming convention stays (probably for backwards compatibility).
Core JDK classes/interfaces, java.util.List for example, which were first released with the JDK use the java package name.


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