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JAX-WS consists of a standardized set of extensions for Java, which enable the development of Java-based Web services through WSDL. Just like JAX-RPC, JAX-WS also uses SOAP to represent a RPC. SOAP includes specifications, encoding rules, important structures, corresponding responses and necessary conventions to do RPCs over the network.JAX-WS makes use of annotations to keep the development and deployment of Web service clients and endpoints simple. It is also known as JAX-WS RI, which means JAX-WS for reference implementation, and is now a part of metro distribution. The reference implementation of JAX-WS is designed as an open-source project, which is a part of GlassFish -- an open-source Java application server.