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From Dmitri Colebatch <>
Subject Re: DO NOT REPLY [Bug 4157] - javadoc errors
Date Sun, 14 Oct 2001 23:17:05 GMT
I've missed the lead up to this, so excuse me if this has already been

The resolution of this bug (4157) is:

"This is a deficiency in Javadoc, which is unable to resolve, or ignore,
links to the JDK base classes."

which is not strictly true.  At the command line, javadoc has the the
"-linkoffline" flag, which allows tags like @see to link to existing
javadoc.  In the command line version one could use something like:

javadoc -linkoffline . -d docs/

where in the current directory there is a file called package-list with
one line "java.lang".  Any links to java.lang packages would then go to
sun's site.  Obviously this is not idea, but may be an improvement on not
having them resolved, and it would at least remove the build errors.  

I'm assuming the functionality is also easily acheivable through ant's
javadoc task.  People could then configure the offline link to their own
copy of the javadoc to save bandwidth (o:

I'm not familiar with the build system atm, but imagine this would be easy
to do.  If someone considers it worthwhile I'll happily do it and submit
the patch.


On Sun, 14 Oct 2001, Jon Stevens wrote:

> on 10/14/01 2:32 PM, "Remy Maucherat" <> wrote:
> > We could, although they're kinda useful.
> > 
> > Remy
> Don't make them @see then...
> Just put them into the rest of the javadoc.
> -jon

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