JAX : Java Glossary



Originally, jax was a jar file with a *.jax instead of *.jar extension. It contained a special entry in the manifest to tell which class file in the jar is the main one. A JAX file could be directly executed, just like a *.exe file with the appropriate associations. As of Java version 1.2 you can execute jar files directly.

Now, JAX means any software involving both Java and XML (extensible Markup Language). For example:

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