A CDE Definition
(Java X) The prefix used for a package of Java standard extensions. For example, javax.servlet contains the classes and interfaces for running servlets, while javax.ejb is the standard extension for Enterprise JavaBeans. See standard extension.
A Java API (software routine) that is outside of the core APIs that must be implemented by every Java platform vendor. A standard extension is open and published and has been verified for compatibility. Depending on its usefulness, a standard extension may eventually be included as part of the core APIs.
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