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Thanks Guy and Tony for your suggestions.
All of these have been used unsuccessfully in these Java files: <br>, <br><br>, and <br />.
That is, they can be seen in the HTML doc and they don't cause line breaks.
Grasping at straws: Could the angle of the break have any affect? <br /> vs <br \>
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On Mar 2, 2012, at 11:13 AM, Tony Chung wrote:
> In answer to your "what this (<br />:) stuff is" question, your
> developer suggested you use the entity form for the symbols < (<)
> and > (>). Unfortunately, this won't work for you because the
> purpose of entities is to retain the angle brackets around tags.
> However, this JavaDoc guide shows that you could use the <br> (without
> the slash) to generate line breaks. JavaDoc doesn't appear to filter
> <br /> and <br> the same. I don't know if it's because JavaDoc output
> is based on HTML and not XHTML syntax, or if that is just a feature of
> the JavaDoc filter.
> And Robert gave a great reference for overall syntax and style.
> On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 10:17 AM, Karen Felker <akaren -at- earthlink -dot- net> wrote:
>> My Problem Today: One class evaluates arithmetic functions. Apparently, the engineer who documented this class wanted to begin each line of the description with a word in bold font, followed by text. He used this formatting:
>> * This evaluator supports these arithmetic functions:
>> * <p>
>> * <b>Function Name:</b> ADD<br />
>> * <b>Arguments:</b> num1, num2 (Must be convertible to double.)<br />
>> * <b>Description:</b> num1 + num2
>> * </p>
>> *… etc.
>> When this formatting is converted to HTML, it appears on the right-hand column looks like this:
>> This evaluator supports these arithmetic functions:
>> Function Name: ADD<br /> Arguments: num1, num2 (Must be
>> convertible to double.)<br />Description: num1 + num2
>> I've been asked to make the <br /> disappear. The engineer in charge of making builds work suggested, in an email, that I try using <br />: instead.
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