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From Diana Shannon <>
Subject Re: Documentation Format...
Date Thu, 21 Nov 2002 11:31:43 GMT

On Thursday, November 21, 2002, at 04:05  AM, David Crossley wrote:

> I do not agree with this. I think that we need certain information
> required as javadoc tags in the code before we can create *any*
> manpages, be they *-user or *-dev pages.

I agree with David's point here.

> The table that is at the top of example Wiki:FileGeneratorManPage
> would be extracted directly from the javadoc tags, and would be
> needed for both sets of manpages.
> It is important to get that information and also the
> developer manpages done first, because they will form
> the basis for the user manpages. The former should be
> done by cocoon-dev and the latter can then be subsequently
> done by anyone.
> Another important reason is that we need to get some
> system in place soon to ensure that developers do not
> continue to write code that has insufficient accompanying
> documentation.

As for Cocoon-specific tags, here's what Bernhard initially showed:

It also might be helpful for those who don't remember the initial 
discussion to read:


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