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Java 5 annotations are standardized through the

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JSR-175 specification
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{link:JSR-175 specification
|http://www.jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id
=175}{link}
. When you compile annotated source code the javac compiler will embed the annotations in the compiled class, and this information can then be read back using the reflection API.

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backport175 is an implementation of the

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JSR-175 specification
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{link:JSR-175 specification
|http://www.jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id
=175}{link}
for Java 1.3/1.4 which provides the same user experience as regular Java 5 annotations.

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