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From "Thom Nichols (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (DOXIA-397) Cannot link to javadoc methods
Date Mon, 28 Jun 2010 13:27:32 GMT


Thom Nichols commented on DOXIA-397:

bq. It is assumed that site builders have control over both target ids and links for internal
and local links, ie if Doxia fixes an invalid id, the developer should be forced to fix the
link and avoid the warning.

But the _developer_ isn't being forced to fix the link, Doxia is attempting to fix it for
me (and breaking it in the process.)  I think you mean, if Doxia fixes the link, the developer
will be forced to fix the anchor that it points to?

bq. Unfortunately this is not possible for auto-generated docs that produce invalid anchors/links,
like javadoc.

But even if I properly escape the link, Doxia still munges it.  I don't think this has anything
to do with the fact that Javadoc leaves unescaped characters in the URI.  A valid URI like:
is still getting smashed by Doxia.  

I apologize for being dense, as I feel like keep asking the same question.  But the above
link -- you said it cannot be a Doxia ID.  OK!  So if it's not a Doxia ID, then it must be
a relative URI, right?  So if it's a relative URI, why would Doxia ever try to manipulate
it?  And if it _does_ feel the need to manipulate a "non Doxia ID" link, shouldn't it just
be doing normal URI escaping like replacing " " with "%20"?  But instead it appears that the
"Doxia ID" rules (converting spaces to underscores and removing characters like '%') are being
applied to links that are clearly relative URIs.  I guess I fail to understand what the intended
goal is in this case.

Can't the logic be "If I see what appears to be a Doxia ID, perform the Doxia link/anchor
manipulation."  "If I see a link that's _not_ a Doxia ID, just apply URI-escaping rules."

A link like "{{{Some Section Heading}blah}}" is clearly a Doxia ID, so don't change any of
the current behavior in that case and preserve backward compatibility.

> Cannot link to javadoc methods
> ------------------------------
>                 Key: DOXIA-397
>                 URL:
>             Project: Maven Doxia
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Core, Module - Apt, Module - Xdoc
>    Affects Versions: 1.1.3
>            Reporter: Lukas Theussl
> Using a link to a javadoc method like
> {noformat}
> {{{../apidocs/groovyx/net/http/ParserRegistry.html#parseText(org.apache.http.HttpResponse)}ParserRegistry}}
> {noformat}
> the apt parser removes the brackets of the anchor. The same thing happens with xdocs
and probably other formats. Note that non-ascii characters are not legal in anchor names,
but they should be replaced by their hex values, see

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