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<h1 class="preface"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" color="#330099">Preface</font></h1>
<p>EclipseLink provides specific annotations (<em>EclipseLink extensions</em>) in addition to supporting the standard Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB) implementation. You can use these EclipseLink extensions to take advantage of EclipseLink's extended functionality and features within your JPA entities.</p>
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<h2 class="prefsect1"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" color="#330099">Audience</font></h2>
<p>This document is intended for application developers who want to develop applications using EclipseLink with Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB). This document does not include details about related common tasks, but focuses on EclipseLink functionality.</p>
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<h2 class="prefsect1"><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" color="#330099">Conventions</font></h2>
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