JAXP 1.3

Release Date: December 16, 2005


JAXP 1.3 includes updates to many of the core XML standards as well as additional functionality while maintaining compatibility with JAXP 1.2. Read an article explaining the new concepts and features introduced in JAXP 1.3.

An implementation of the JAXP 1.3 specification is included in the latest J2SE release, J2SE 5.0. Under the usual platform integrity rules, JAXP 1.3 would not be legally usable with J2SE 1.4 because J2SE 1.4 has JAXP 1.2 in it, while it could be used with J2SE 1.3 because that version has no JAXP. We recognized that this would cause significant problems and requested and were granted a variant to allow JAXP 1.3 to be used with both J2SE 1.3 and J2SE 1.4. The weeklies below have been tested with 1.3 and 1.4.2.


  • Standards Supported:
  • Status: JAXP 1.3 is Production Quality in J2SE 5.0
  • Licenses: Common Development and Distribution License


    JAXP 1.3.2

    JAXP 1.3.1

    JAXP 1.3


    To access the sources for this project you must agree to the terms of the Common Development and Distribution License (CDDL).

    The CVS repository is in a separate jaxp-sources project, not under the usual "Version control" link of this project. The sources for JAXP 1.3 can be accessed using the jaxp-1_3-j2se-5_0-branch tag.


    There's an article on JAXP, The Evolution of JAXP, by Rahul Srivastava which provides an introduction and update to the latest release of JAXP. Published on July 6, 2005 on XML.com

    Check out the article "Fast and easy XML Processing" which explains the new concepts and important features introduced in JAXP 1.3 (JSR 206).

    Tested J2SE Platforms:

    JAXP 1.3 RI is included as part of J2SE 5.0. JAXP 1.3 RI has also been tested with JDK 1.3 and JDK 1.4.  As JDK 1.4 already has JAXP 1.1 apis check "Using JAXP with version 1.4 of the Java 2 platform" to use JAXP 1.3 RI with JDK 1.4

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