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What happened to JAX-WS 2.1 RI download?

Posted by vivekp on March 5, 2007 at 7:31 PM PST

You might have noticed that JAX-WS 2.1 RI
download link takes you to an
page. We have fixed that to say what is really going on with JAXWS 2.1
specification and RI.

So why we have to do this? Well, WS-Addressing WSDL Binding spec was
normatively referenced by JAX-WS 2.1 specification and was in CR state when the
spec and RI went final few weeks back. After we released JAXWS 2.1 RI and the
spec, it came to our attention that WS-Addressing Working  Group has
decided to drop this spec and instead do WS-Addressing Metadata (a Working Draft
now). So in effect the Binding spec is dead and JAXWS 2.1 specification
references it!

We believe we need to take corrective action to address this issue. Doug is
working with JAX-WS expert group to remove references to now dead
WS-Addressing WSDL Binding spec and make related changes in the spec and API

Hence, we have temporarily removed access to the JAXWS 2.1 RI to prevent any
use of these until the specification issues are resolved. We apologize for any
inconvenience caused. We will have some more updates on it in approximately two

In the meantime, continue using JAXWS 2.1


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