SAAJ API and Default Implementation in JDK 1.6.0

This section provides a tutorial example to test the SAAJ API and the default SAAJ implementation included in JDK 1.6.0.

By browsing the JDK 1.6 documentation, you will notice that the SAAJ package, javax.xml.soap, is included in the javadoc. So I assume that the SAAJ API and an implementation of SAAJ API must be supported in JDK 1.6.

To test SAAJ support in JDK 1.6, I wrote this simple test program,

 * Copyright (c) 2009 by Dr. Herong Yang,
 * All rights reserved
import javax.xml.soap.*;
public class SAAJImplementationTest {
   public static void main(String[] args) {
      PrintStream out = System.out;
      try {
	 SOAPConnectionFactory o_Factory 
	    = SOAPConnectionFactory.newInstance();
	 SOAPConnection o_Connection = o_Factory.createConnection();
         out.println("\n SOAPConnectionFactory class: "
         out.println("\n SOAPConnection class: "
      } catch (Exception e) {

Here is the output of my test of running with JDK 1.6:

>java -version
java version "1.6.0_06"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_06-b02)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 10.0-b22, mixed mode, sharing)


>java SAAJImplementationTest

 SOAPConnectionFactory class: class com.sun.xml.internal.messaging

 SOAPConnection class: class com.sun.xml.internal.messaging

The output proces that the SAAJ API and a default implementation of SAAJ are included in JDK 1.6.0.

But how can we find out the version number of the SAAJ API and the release number of the implementation?

I found one clue in the JDK 1.6 documentation. Here is the javadoc for the get() method of the javax.xml.soap.SOAPConnection class:

public SOAPMessage get(Object to)
                throws SOAPException

Gets a message from a specific endpoint and blocks until it receives,

   to - an Object that identifies where the request should be sent. 
   Objects of type java.lang.String and must be 
   the SOAPMessage object that is the response to the get message 
   SOAPException - if there is a SOAP error
   SAAJ 1.3

It says that the get() method was added since SAAJ 1.3. Based on this, we can safely say that JDK 1.6 support SAAJ API 1.3.

There seems to be no easy way to find out the release number of the default implementation of SAAJ API included in JDK 1.6.0.

Last update: 2009.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Web Service

 Introduction to SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol)

 SOAP Message Structure

 SOAP Message Transmission and Processing

 SOAP Data Model

 SOAP Encoding

 SOAP RPC Presentation

 SOAP Properties Model

 SOAP Message Exchange Patterns

 SOAP HTTP Binding

 SOAP Perl Implementations

 SOAP PHP Implementations

 SOAP Java Implementations

 Perl SOAP::Lite - SOAP Server-Client Communication Module

 Perl Socket Test Program for HTTP and SOAP

 Perl SOAP::Lite for GetSpeech SOAP 1.1 Web Service

 Perl SOAP::Lite 0.710 for SOAP 1.2 Web Services

 Perl SOAP::Lite 0.710 for WSDL

 PHP SOAP Extension Client Programs

 PHP SOAP Extension Server Programs

 Java Socket and HttpURLConnection for SOAP

SAAJ - SOAP with Attachments API for Java

 SAAJ API 1.3 Classes and Interfaces Overview

SAAJ API and Default Implementation in JDK 1.6.0

 SAAJ API Reference Implementation 1.3.4

 First SOAPConnection Test Program

 Creating SOAPConnection and SOAPMessage Objects

 SAAJ SOAPMessage Structure and Classes/Interfaces

 Populating the SOAP Body with Request XML Elements

 Don't Use xml* as namespace Prefix

 addHeader() - Setting SOAPAction Header Line

 Calling GetSpeech SOAP 1.1 with SAAJ


 Calling GetSpeech SOAP 1.2 with SAAJ

 SoapUI - SOAP Web Service Testing Tool

 WS-Security - SOAP Message Security Extension

 WS-Security X.509 Certificate Token

 Web Services and SOAP Terminology


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