RFR [9] 8132468: docs: replace <tt> tags (obsolete in html5) for java.io, java.lang, java.math

Alexander Stepanov alexander.v.stepanov at oracle.com
Wed Aug 5 12:01:14 UTC 2015

Hello Stuart,

Please see the final version of File.java (please update the page) - 
just replacing <tt> with <code> in the mentioned places:
The specdiff reports for lang and io:


On 8/4/2015 12:47 AM, Stuart Marks wrote:
> Hi Alexander,
> I think Pavel's advice to run specdiff is useful. It's not too 
> difficult to run and in this case it provides a useful cross-check for 
> making a large number of markup changes. Contact me directly if you 
> need help with specdiff. I've run specdiff over your webrev.01 and 
> I've posted the results here:
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~smarks/reviews/8132468/specdiff.01/overview-summary.html 
> They show that of all the changes you made, only four are considered 
> significant from specdiff's point of view. Of these, two appear to be 
> merely whitespace issues, but there are two changes that do appear 
> significant:
>     File(URI)     // constructor
>     File.toURI()
> In both cases the italic 'f' is intended to be a metasyntactic 
> variable, not an actual variable that's part of the code. The italic 
> 'f' should be restored. In the case of File.toURI() it appears that 
> the resulting code is now malformed, so there's clearly an error here.
> You and Daniel Fuchs had an exchange about this a bit earlier. I 
> suspect the reason for the   that appears between the opening 
> parenthesis and the italic 'f' is so that the tail of the 'f' doesn't 
> crash into parenthesis. In other words, the   is there merely for 
> typographical purposes. I suspect that after you restore the italic 
> 'f' it'll look bad, so you'll want to restore the   as well.
> s'marks
> On 8/3/15 9:03 AM, Alexander Stepanov wrote:
>> Hello Pavel
>>  > Hi Alexander, if I were you I would run specdiff
>> Thanks; but sorry, I'm afraid I haven't enough time for the extra 
>> experiments
>> just now...
>>  > It's very easy to go the all the way and lose oneself in there :)
>> please accept my condolences :)
>> Regards,
>> Alexander
>> On 8/3/2015 6:33 PM, Pavel Rappo wrote:
>>>> On 3 Aug 2015, at 16:07, Alexander Stepanov 
>>>> <alexander.v.stepanov at oracle.com>
>>>> wrote:
>>>> Please see the updated webrev:
>>>> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~avstepan/8132468/webrev.01/
>>>> removed wrapping <code></code> around the links (mostly 
>>>> PrintStream.java,
>>>> PrintWriter.java, File.java), plus other changes in File.java
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Alexander
>>> Hi Alexander, if I were you I would run specdiff against the changes 
>>> and
>>> upload it along with the RFR.
>>> P.S. "I've tried it once, it was awful." [1] It's very easy to go 
>>> the all the
>>> way and lose oneself in there :)
>>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 
>>> [1]
>>> http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/core-libs-dev/2014-December/030262.html 
>>> -Pavel

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