Javadocs and CSS

David Grieve david.grieve at
Fri May 16 16:21:17 UTC 2014

Maintaining the css ref is a real pain. All those tables should be given 
over to an automated process.

On 5/16/14, 12:03 PM, Scott Palmer wrote:
> I'm not sure what you mean.  I'm only talking about documentation for
> the public API.  It's just a clarification for the existing docs.
> On a side note, a search of the code shows that "-fx-line-spacing" is
> a CSS property.. but it isn't mentioned anywhere in the CSS Reference
> Guide.
> I've created to cover that case.
> Scott
> On Fri, May 16, 2014 at 11:00 AM, Tom Schindl
> <tom.schindl at> wrote:
>> Well that would work for properties on controls but many of them are in the Skin classes and those could be different from platform to platform and theme to theme and so are an implementation detail.
>> Tom
>> Von meinem iPhone gesendet
>>> Am 16.05.2014 um 16:38 schrieb Scott Palmer <swpalmer at>:
>>> Should a better cross-reference or mention of CSS properties in the Javadocs?
>>> Many properties can be set via calling methods or through CSS, but
>>> when browsing the Javadocs the related CSS properties are not
>>> mentioned (at least not in most cases).
>>> The package docs for javafx.scene mention the CSS Reference Guide at
>>> the end of the description, and careful reading of that document
>>> mentions the convention used to go from JavaFX variable names to CSS
>>> property. (last paragraph of
>>> I think all that is needed is to mention in the JavaDocs if the
>>> property is configurable from CSS or not. Or at least mention the
>>> exceptions to the rule.  For example most properties of Labeled are
>>> configurable via CSS, but "lineSpacing" and "mnemonicParsing" are
>>> *not* mentioned among the CSS properties.
>>> (
>>> Scott

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