[OpenJDK 2D-Dev] [10] RFR JDK-8189702: Broken links in javadoc for Adobe TIFF related documents

Phil Race philip.race at oracle.com
Tue Oct 31 15:39:43 UTC 2017

wayback links are absolutely the wrong thing to use.

Assuming Adobe does not repair their website breakage, then deleting those
non-essential links is probably the best thing to do .. it will be less 
of a problem
in the future.


On 10/31/2017 08:02 AM, Brian Burkhalter wrote:
> Hi Jay,
> I agree about using the ITU link. As to the Wayback links, I think 
> that is more of a general policy decision that I cannot make so I will 
> leave that to others. I do not know what the constraints are regarding 
> which external sites we should have links to.
> Thanks,
> Brian
> On Oct 30, 2017, at 10:56 PM, Jayathirth D V 
> <jayathirth.d.v at oracle.com <mailto:jayathirth.d.v at oracle.com>> wrote:
>> I tried finding references pointing to TIFF spec, TIFF Page maker 
>> notes & TIFF Photoshop notes but I was not able to find any links 
>> from Adobe which can replace presently available links.
>> For TIFF Page Maker & TIFF Photoshop notes the only available links 
>> are from Wayback archive and for TIFF spec we have links from 
>> ITU(https://www.itu.int/itudoc/itu-t/com16/tiff-fx/docs/tiff6.pdf) 
>> and AlternaTIFF(http://www.alternatiff.com/resources/TIFFPM6.pdf) 
>> among them I feel ITU one is more relevant to keep in Javadoc.
>> If Wayback links are not proper then we can actually remove links for 
>> TIFF Page Maker and TIFF Photoshop from Javadoc. If we can use ITU 
>> link for TIFF spec we can replace it otherwise we can remove 
>> reference for TIFF spec also.

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