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Bug 145895 - Link in JavaDoc does nothing when JavaDoc is not added
Summary: Link in JavaDoc does nothing when JavaDoc is not added
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: java
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Navigation (show other bugs)
Version: 6.x
Hardware: All All
: P1 blocker (vote)
Assignee: Tomas Zezula
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-09-02 11:53 UTC by Petr Dvorak
Modified: 2011-08-31 14:08 UTC (History)
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Description Petr Dvorak 2008-09-02 11:53:14 UTC
Product Version: NetBeans IDE Dev (Build 200809010201)
Java: 1.6.0_10-rc; Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM 11.0-b14
System: Windows Vista version 6.0 running on x86; Cp1250; cs_CZ (nb)

This certainly is more an enhancement than a defect:

0. Start IDE with a clean userdir
1. Type "Char" in the editor when editing some java file, press Ctrl+Space -> code completion and JavaDoc are shown
2. Select item "CharSequence" from the code completion -> JavaDoc for "CharSequence" is shown
3. There is a link "Unicode Character Representation", click it

If you didn't add a platform JavaDoc in Tools>Java Platforms, nothing happens when you click the link. This might be
confusing for new users who are not aware of how JavaDoc works and that it is not included by default.

Most of the users would not even notice something is wrong - they would just assume this just looks like a link but it
cannot be clicked or they would think that the link is invalid and thus not working.

I propose showing a page containing some simple explanatory text with steps about "How to add platform JavaDoc to make
it all working smooth"...
Comment 1 Jan Pokorsky 2008-09-05 21:45:41 UTC
*** Issue 145900 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 2 Jan Pokorsky 2008-09-05 21:48:56 UTC
The UI is implemented in java/navigation. Reassigning.