JDK-4396665 : stddoclet: All warnings and errors should show the responsible file
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: tools
  • Sub-Component: javadoc(tool)
  • Affected Version: 1.2.2,1.3.0,1.3.1
  • Priority: P3
  • Status: Closed
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: solaris_2.6,windows_2000
  • CPU: generic,x86,sparc
  • Submitted: 2000-12-09
  • Updated: 2014-05-05
  • Resolved: 2001-07-13
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1.4.0 beta2Fixed
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Name: rlT66838			Date: 04/13/2000
java version "1.2.2"
Classic VM (build JDK-1.2.2.-001, native threads, symcjit)

The following code and javadoc command displays the following 
warning, which is an example of how it can be extremely hard to find 
the java source code responsible for this bug:

  javadoc: warning - Tag @link: Class or Package not found: Math Math link
  (Review ID: 103623) 

Warnings show up at different places in the output, many times they 
are caused by the same source.  If all warnings and errors showed 
the responsible file, life would be easier.

(another bug #..... 
speaks to the problem with {@link} that causes the warning).

------------------------ CODE ------------------------
package nl.virgil;

import java.lang.*;
import java.lang.Integer;

public class Test {

     * This {@link Math Math link} won't work, not even when it is fully
     * qualified as this link {@link java.lang.Math} shows, even importing
     * java.lang.* doesn't help.
     * <p>
     * The funny thing is that everything for a {@link String String link}
     * seems to work.
     * <p>
     * You can get it working by importing all classes explicitly as you can
     * see in this {@link Integer Integer link}.
    public Test() {


javac nl/virgil/Test.java
javadoc -link http://java.sun.com/products/jdk/1.2/docs/api nl.virgil

CONVERTED DATA BugTraq+ Release Management Values COMMIT TO FIX: merlin-beta2 FIXED IN: merlin-beta2 INTEGRATED IN: merlin-beta2 VERIFIED IN: merlin-beta2

EVALUATION Will investigate and fix for 1.4 beta. jamie.ho@Eng 2001-05-14 This bug has been fixed. Location of fix: AbstractIndexWriter.java PackageWriter.java ClassWriter.java MethodSubWriter.java SerialMethodSubWriter.java SerialFieldSubWriter.java ExecutableMemberSubWriter.java SubWriterHolderWriter.java AbstractSubWriter.java HtmlStandardWriter.java standard.properties jamie.ho@Eng 2001-05-17 Reopenning bug to improve fix. jamie.ho@Eng 2001-05-17 Location of improved fix: AbstractIndexWriter.java ClassWriter.java ExecutableMemberSubWriter.java FieldSubWriter.java HtmlStandardWriter.java MethodSubWriter.java PackageWriter.java SerialFieldSubWriter.java SerialMethodSubWriter.java SerializedFormWriter.java Standard.java SubWriterHolderWriter.java MessageRetriever.java jamie.ho@Eng 2001-07-06

PUBLIC COMMENTS A major effort was made to improve the error/warning messages. jamie.ho@Eng 2001-05-17 This bug has been fixed. The standard doclet now uses SourcePosition to determine the location of errors. jamie.ho@Eng 2001-07-06