Elliotte Rusty Harold takes an in-depth look at the javax.annotation umbrella package used to place most Java annotations. Explore the future of this meta-data mechanism that has become popular in the Java platform, and what it holds for the future with standards like JSR-305 and Java 7. Read Elliot's post on 'The Open Road: javax.annotation' http://today.java.net/pub/a/today/2008/09/11/jsr-305-annotations.html