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This document lists changes made to the Common Annotations API.

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Common Annotations API

Exposing necessary javax.annotation elements

Apr 1 '21; API spec. version: 1.40; made by: jtulach

In order to enable -Werror to treat warnings as errors, we need to get rid of annotation errors caused by missing When constants as PR-2835 explains. This is done by exposing transitively needed, but previously missing javax.annotation elements. Javadoc for the javax isn't generated and they aren't recommended to be used directly.

Added justification attribute to SuppressWarnings

Feb 1 '13; API spec. version: 1.19; affected top-level classes: SuppressWarnings; made by: phejl; issues: #221381

Introduced justification attribute to specify why it is ok to suppress a warning.

Added StaticResource

Nov 28 '11; API spec. version: 1.13; affected top-level classes: StaticResource; made by: jglick; issues: #205377

Introduced an annotation for validating the existence of static resources.

Initial version released

Jan 22 '09; API spec. version: 1.0; made by: phejl
First initial release of the Common Annotations API.