[javaee-spec users] [jsr342-experts] DRAFT rules for annotations

From: Bill Shannon <>
Date: Wed, 08 Feb 2012 17:05:34 -0800

I've written up a set of "meta-rules" for annotations, that is,
rules for how annotations should be defined to work. These rules
collect together information that is in some of our specs while
also providing some of the design principles we had in mind when
we first started using annotations.

Of course, there's also a bunch of exceptions and special cases
that I've tried to document.

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