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  1. JDK
  2. JDK-8222318

javadoc does not accept valid HTML5 entity names

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        A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
        Using / rather than / results in

        error: invalid entity /

        STEPS TO FOLLOW TO REPRODUCE THE PROBLEM :
        Create a javadoc entry using a HTML5 entity name / (typically necessary for javadoc describing file selection patterns where / is preceded by *)

        EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
        EXPECTED -
        javadoc HTML containing HTML5 entity
        ACTUAL -
        error: invalid entity /

        CUSTOMER SUBMITTED WORKAROUND :
        use entity number, in this case /

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                • Assignee:
                  hannesw Hannes Wallnoefer
                  Reporter:
                  webbuggrp Webbug Group
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