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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-6738534

Provide an unversioned URL to latest API docs

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    • OS:
      windows_vista

      Description

      A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
      Currently when discussing or making notes of API documentation, the URL includes a version

      For example
      http://java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/api/javax/swing/text/AbstractDocument.html
      http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/api/javax/swing/text/AbstractDocument.html

      This quickly renders any bookmarks and notes of such URLs obsolete. Searching in a web-search engine often shows references to old API documentation when the latest is sought.

      EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
      EXPECTED -
      It would be useful to have a fixed reference that always provides the latest documentation.

      For example
      http://java.sun.com/java/current/docs/api/javax/swing/text/AbstractDocument.html
      would currently point to the version 6 API documentation. After version 7 of the JDK is released, the same URL will point to version 7 documentation.

      URL OF FAULTY DOCUMENTATION :
      All API Documentation

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            • Assignee:
              jgraysunw Joann Gray (Inactive)
              Reporter:
              ndcosta Nelson Dcosta
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