RFR: JDK-8298405: Support Markdown in the standard doclet [v2]

Wim Deblauwe duke at openjdk.org
Wed Feb 1 06:44:54 UTC 2023

On Mon, 9 Jan 2023 17:44:35 GMT, Jonathan Gibbons <jjg at openjdk.org> wrote:

>> Support for Markdown comments in the standard doclet.
>> To enable Markdown in a comment, start the comment with `/**md` followed by whitespace.  The syntax is as defined for CommonMark.
>> The work is in 3 parts:
>> 1. Update the Compiler Tree API to support Markdown tree nodes, containing strings of (uninterpreted) Markdown source code.
>> 2. Import commonmark-java into the `jdk.javadoc` module, to be able to convert Markdown strings to HTML.
>> 3. Update the standard doclet, to leverage the preceding two parts, to translate Markdown in documentation comments to `Content` nodes.
>> There are new tests both for the low level work in the Compiler Tree API, and for the overall high-level work in the doclet.
>> Background info: https://mail.openjdk.org/pipermail/javadoc-dev/2023-January/005563.html
> Jonathan Gibbons has updated the pull request incrementally with five additional commits since the last revision:
>  - Update copyright years
>  - Rename FFFC variable
>    Share Markdown parser and renderer in instance of MarkdownHandler
>  - Move CommonMark to new internal module.
>    Add legal header to imported CommonMark source files
>    Always use Text nodes inside AttributeTree values
>    Unwrap <p> from "simple" paragraphs
>  - Always use Text nodes inside AttributeTree values
>  - Update to CommonMark 0.21.

Is the work here done in a way that asciidoc ( https://docs.asciidoctor.org/ ) support is also possible?


PR: https://git.openjdk.org/jdk/pull/11701

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