RE: exporting Javadoc

Subject: RE: exporting Javadoc
From: "Keith Soltys" <ksoltys -at- home -dot- com>
To: "Benzi Schreiber" <benzi -at- tradeum -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2000 19:29:57 -0500

> [mailto:bounce-techwr-l-9798 -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com]On Behalf Of Benzi
> Schreiber
> Sent: Monday, March 06, 2000 11:37 AM
> To: TECHWR-L
> Cc: techwhirl
> Subject: RE: exporting Javadoc
>
>
> Hi Barbara:
>
> Thanks for your detailed reply.
>
> A member of our team found a reference to an "MIF Doclet" on
> http://developer.java.sun.com/developer/products/mifdoclet/. They claim it
> lets you generate MIF files from the Javadoc, and you can open these in
> Frame (and convert them to RTF, PDF, or whatever). Sounds too good to be
> true. I wonder how much tweaking of the Frame files you need to do.
>
> Have you tried this? (We're still waiting for our Frame to arrive, so we
> can't experiment at the moment....)
>
> Regs
>
> Benzi
>

I too have been struggling with documenting a Java API and came across the
MIF doclet not too long ago. It took quite a lot of effort to get it to
work. I first started running it on the Sun system on which the source code
resides and eventually gave up -- I could get Javadoc to work but the doclet
would produce only error messages. Finally, I transferred the source to my
PC, installed the JDK and the doclet, and got it to run without too much
trouble. I was worried about a really long command line being a limitation
under NT (I run it as a batch file) but so far it's been OK.

The output is a slightly limited subset of the full Javadoc output. The
default format is serviceable but should be modifiable by editing the
templates that come with the doclet. That's the next thing I have to do, but
I don't expect it will present any major problems.

Best
Keith








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