JAXB API Source Code

Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB) is a Java API that allows Java developers to map Java classes to XML representations.

jaxb-api-2.3.1.jar is the JAR file for the JAXB API 2.3 specification. You can download and use it directly without any building process as shown in the last tutorial.

If you want to rebuild the JAR file, you can download the source code at JAXB API Maven Website.

You can also browse the source code below:

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package javax.xml.bind;

import java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException;
import java.lang.reflect.Method;
import java.util.Iterator;
import java.util.ServiceLoader;
import java.util.logging.Level;
import java.util.logging.Logger;

 * Shared ServiceLoader/FactoryFinder Utils shared among SAAJ, JAXB and JAXWS
 * - this class must be duplicated to all those projects, but it's
 * basically generic code and we want to have it everywhere same.
 * @author Miroslav.Kos@oracle.com
class ServiceLoaderUtil {

    private static final String OSGI_SERVICE_LOADER_CLASS_NAME = "org.glassfish.hk2.osgiresourcelocator.ServiceLoader";
    private static final String OSGI_SERVICE_LOADER_METHOD_NAME = "lookupProviderClasses";

    static <P, T extends Exception> P firstByServiceLoader(Class<P> spiClass,
                                                           Logger logger,
                                                           ExceptionHandler<T> handler) throws T {
        // service discovery
        try {
            ServiceLoader<P> serviceLoader = ServiceLoader.load(spiClass);

            for (P impl : serviceLoader) {
                logger.fine("ServiceProvider loading Facility used; returning object [" +
                        impl.getClass().getName() + "]");

                return impl;
        } catch (Throwable t) {
            throw handler.createException(t, "Error while searching for service [" + spiClass.getName() + "]");
        return null;

    static Object lookupUsingOSGiServiceLoader(String factoryId, Logger logger) {

        try {
            // Use reflection to avoid having any dependendcy on ServiceLoader class
            Class serviceClass = Class.forName(factoryId);
            Class target = Class.forName(OSGI_SERVICE_LOADER_CLASS_NAME);
            Method m = target.getMethod(OSGI_SERVICE_LOADER_METHOD_NAME, Class.class);
            Iterator iter = ((Iterable) m.invoke(null, serviceClass)).iterator();
            if (iter.hasNext()) {
                Object next = iter.next();
                logger.fine("Found implementation using OSGi facility; returning object [" +
                        next.getClass().getName() + "].");
                return next;
            } else {
                return null;
        } catch (IllegalAccessException |
                InvocationTargetException |
                ClassNotFoundException |
                NoSuchMethodException ignored) {

            logger.log(Level.FINE, "Unable to find from OSGi: [" + factoryId + "]", ignored);
            return null;

    static void checkPackageAccess(String className) {
        // make sure that the current thread has an access to the package of the given name.
        SecurityManager s = System.getSecurityManager();
        if (s != null) {
            int i = className.lastIndexOf('.');
            if (i != -1) {
                s.checkPackageAccess(className.substring(0, i));

    static Class nullSafeLoadClass(String className, ClassLoader classLoader) throws ClassNotFoundException {
        if (classLoader == null) {
            return Class.forName(className);
        } else {
            return classLoader.loadClass(className);

    // Returns instance of required class. It checks package access (security)
    // unless it is defaultClassname. It means if you are trying to instantiate
    // default implementation (fallback), pass the class name to both first and second parameter.
    static <T extends Exception> Object newInstance(String className,
                                                    String defaultImplClassName,
                                                    final ExceptionHandler<T> handler) throws T {
        try {
            return safeLoadClass(className, defaultImplClassName, contextClassLoader(handler)).newInstance();
        } catch (ClassNotFoundException x) {
            throw handler.createException(x, "Provider " + className + " not found");
        } catch (Exception x) {
            throw handler.createException(x, "Provider " + className + " could not be instantiated: " + x);

    static Class safeLoadClass(String className,
                               String defaultImplClassName,
                               ClassLoader classLoader) throws ClassNotFoundException {

        try {
        } catch (SecurityException se) {
            // anyone can access the platform default factory class without permission
            if (defaultImplClassName != null && defaultImplClassName.equals(className)) {
                return Class.forName(className);
            // not platform default implementation ...
            throw se;
        return nullSafeLoadClass(className, classLoader);

    static ClassLoader contextClassLoader(ExceptionHandler exceptionHandler) throws Exception {
        try {
            return Thread.currentThread().getContextClassLoader();
        } catch (Exception x) {
            throw exceptionHandler.createException(x, x.toString());

    static abstract class ExceptionHandler<T extends Exception> {

        public abstract T createException(Throwable throwable, String message);





Or download all of them as a single archive file:

File name: jaxb-api-2.3.1-sources.jar
File size: 271123 bytes
Release date: 2018-10-10


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