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DocBook Doclet

DocBook Doclet is a javadoc doclet that creates DocBook XML and UML class diagrams from Javadoc.


Recent releases

  •  28 Feb 2014 09:54

    Release Notes: The generated UML class diagrams contain the information about the fields and methods for the documented class now.

    •  23 Oct 2013 12:23

      Release Notes: The javadoc doclet is now delivered as a separate package. The javadoc doclet is now released under the terms of the GPLv3. New configuration parameters. Improved cross references. Fixed processing of @inheritDoc tag. Minor fixes.

      •  23 Apr 2013 13:21

        Release Notes: This is a maintanance release with many bugfixes.

        •  05 Nov 2011 08:57

          Release Notes: This release adds the parameter -useexternalfile=true to the javadoc ant task (CreateProcess error=206), fixes a jar version conflict in dbdoclet.jar (InvocationTargetException), and fixes path generation for dbdoclet projects.

          •  31 Oct 2011 16:09

            Release Notes: Bugfixes and GUI improvements.

            Recent comments

            06 Sep 2002 01:15 xmldoc

            Important tool with some current limitations

            This is an important addition to the DocBook
            toolchain -- at least as important for its ability to
            do "standalone" HTML->DocBook conversion as it is for
            its ability to produce DocBook from Java source
            documentation. And as far as I know there are no other
            open-source tools available for converting HTML to

            As of the 0.29 release, however, I think you can't yet
            expect it to always produce valid DocBook that doesn't
            require some manual cleanup (though it does always generate
            clean well-formed XML -- nicely indented even).

            The validity limitations I've seen relate mostly to
            the fact that HTML permit certain kinds of markup
            instances that really aren't complete, though they are
            valid against the HTML DTD. When these markup instances get
            converted to DocBook, which does require more complete
            structures, they may not be valid.

            For, example, in HTML, it's valid for a definition
            list (dl element) to contain only a term (dt) with no
            corresponding description (dd). But the DocBook Doclet
            will convert that to a Variablelist containing a Term
            but no associated Listitem (the equivalent of dd). This
            generates validity errors because the Variablelist
            content model requires a Listitem.

            But validity errors like that are fairly easy to
            find and clean up manually, so it's not that big of a
            limitation. For future releases, it would be very
            useful to have some logic in DocBook Doclet to detect
            and automatically correct certain instances like that,
            so that they don't need to be corrected manually.


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