Bug 471030 - Eclipse Help System - API Reference in the Platform Plugin Developer Guide is bust
Eclipse Help System - API Reference in the Platform Plugin Developer Guide is...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: eclipse (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Andrew Overholt
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-11-11 08:38 EST by Mat Booth
Modified: 2009-07-14 10:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 10:31:55 EDT
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Eclipse Help Breakage (214.40 KB, image/png)
2008-11-11 08:42 EST, Mat Booth
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Description Mat Booth 2008-11-11 08:38:08 EST
Description of problem:

In the Eclipse help, the API reference in the platform plugin developer guide doesn't work. All that is displayed is an exception.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

[mbooth@sd trac-patches]$ yum list installed | grep eclipse
eclipse-cdt.x86_64                       1:4.0.3-1.fc9          installed
eclipse-changelog.x86_64                 1:2.6.2-1.fc9          installed
eclipse-cvs-client.x86_64                1:3.3.2-12.fc9         installed
eclipse-ecj.x86_64                       1:3.3.2-12.fc9         installed
eclipse-epic.x86_64                      0.6.25-1.fc9           installed
eclipse-jdt.x86_64                       1:3.3.2-12.fc9         installed
eclipse-pde.x86_64                       1:3.3.2-12.fc9         installed
eclipse-pde-runtime.x86_64               1:3.3.2-12.fc9         installed
eclipse-platform.x86_64                  1:3.3.2-12.fc9         installed
eclipse-pydev.x86_64                     1:1.3.20-1.fc9         installed
eclipse-rcp.x86_64                       1:3.3.2-12.fc9         installed
eclipse-rpm-editor.x86_64                0.4.0-1.fc9            installed
eclipse-subclipse.x86_64                 1.2.4-11.fc9           installed
icu4j-eclipse.x86_64                     3.6.1-2jpp.6.fc9       installed
tomcat5-jasper-eclipse.x86_64            5.5.27-0jpp.2.fc9      installed

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

1. Open the Eclipse help. (Help-->Contents)
2. Navigate to the API reference in the Platform Plugin Developer Guide book.
3. Pick any API and click on it.
Actual results:

The exception that is displayed in the help system is shown below. See also the attached screenshot.

org.xml.sax.SAXParseException: The element type "br" must be terminated by the matching end-tag "</br>".
	at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.parsers.DOMParser.parse(Unknown Source)
	at com.sun.org.apache.xerces.internal.jaxp.DocumentBuilderImpl.parse(Unknown Source)
	at org.eclipse.help.internal.dynamic.DocumentReader.read(DocumentReader.java:56)
	at org.eclipse.help.internal.dynamic.XMLProcessor.process(XMLProcessor.java:49)
	at org.eclipse.help.internal.xhtml.DynamicXHTMLProcessor.process(DynamicXHTMLProcessor.java:66)
	at org.eclipse.help.internal.webapp.servlet.DynamicXHTMLFilter$1.close(DynamicXHTMLFilter.java:79)
	at java.io.FilterOutputStream.close(FilterOutputStream.java:160)
	at org.eclipse.help.internal.webapp.servlet.FilterHTMLHeadAndBodyOutputStream.close(FilterHTMLHeadAndBodyOutputStream.java:311)
	at org.eclipse.help.internal.webapp.servlet.EclipseConnector.transfer(EclipseConnector.java:162)
	at org.eclipse.help.internal.webapp.servlet.ContentServlet.doGet(ContentServlet.java:42)
	at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:627)
	at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:729)
	at org.eclipse.equinox.http.registry.internal.ServletManager$ServletWrapper.service(ServletManager.java:180)
	at org.eclipse.equinox.http.servlet.internal.ServletRegistration.handleRequest(ServletRegistration.java:90)
	at org.eclipse.equinox.http.servlet.internal.ProxyServlet.processAlias(ProxyServlet.java:111)
	at org.eclipse.equinox.http.servlet.internal.ProxyServlet.service(ProxyServlet.java:67)
	at javax.servlet.http.HttpServlet.service(HttpServlet.java:729)
	at org.eclipse.equinox.http.jetty.internal.HttpServerManager$InternalHttpServiceServlet.service(HttpServerManager.java:288)
	at org.mortbay.jetty.servlet.ServletHolder.handle(ServletHolder.java:428)
	at org.mortbay.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler.dispatch(ServletHandler.java:677)
	at org.mortbay.jetty.servlet.ServletHandler.handle(ServletHandler.java:568)
	at org.mortbay.http.HttpContext.handle(HttpContext.java:1530)
	at org.mortbay.http.HttpContext.handle(HttpContext.java:1482)
	at org.mortbay.http.HttpServer.service(HttpServer.java:909)
	at org.mortbay.http.HttpConnection.service(HttpConnection.java:820)
	at org.mortbay.http.HttpConnection.handleNext(HttpConnection.java:986)
	at org.mortbay.http.HttpConnection.handle(HttpConnection.java:837)
	at org.mortbay.http.SocketListener.handleConnection(SocketListener.java:245)
	at org.mortbay.util.ThreadedServer.handle(ThreadedServer.java:357)
	at org.mortbay.util.ThreadPool$PoolThread.run(ThreadPool.java:534)
Comment 1 Mat Booth 2008-11-11 08:42:43 EST
Created attachment 323172 [details]
Eclipse Help Breakage
Comment 2 Andrew Overholt 2008-11-12 08:55:09 EST
This works for me with 3.4.1 from F10, FWIW.  I suspect we may have malformed HTML (javadoc (which is sinjdoc in this case, I think) failure?).
Comment 3 Mat Booth 2008-11-13 08:12:22 EST
If that's how the JavaDoc for Eclipse is generated... Should I change the component?
Comment 4 Andrew Overholt 2008-11-13 08:42:01 EST
I don't know if the javadocs are actually malformed or if it's some other error.
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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 10:31:55 EDT
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