A number of extensions to the JMX Query API are under consideration for its version 2.0, being defined by JSR 255. Among these are:
- Define a query language and provide methods to convert strings in this language into QueryExp objects and vice versa.
- Define a way to get the string representation (String.valueOf) of an arbitrary attribute inside a query. Currently only attributes of type Number, String, or Boolean can figure in queries.
- Allow attribute names inside queries to contain a dot, to extract a value from within a complex attribute, as is already done in the Monitor API.