Declaring and Using: This section describes how you add attributes to your source code and how you access them.

Compiling: This section describes the changes and additions you need to do to your build scripts if you are not using the Maven plugin.

Indexing: How to use the attribute indexer tool.

Documenting: Commons-Attributes includes a Taglet for the Javadoc tool, which will include any attributes in the javadoc for the class. Note: Taglets are only supported in Javadoc 1.4 and later.

Validating: How the attribute-validator task helps you ensure the attributes given to each program element are consistent.