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

Phil Race philip.race at oracle.com
Thu Nov 2 16:25:06 UTC 2017

So after this is, is there anywhere at all we reference a TIFF spec ?
I thought you were going to have a tiff6 ITU reference but I don't see it.


On 11/01/2017 10:20 PM, Jayathirth D V wrote:
> Hello Phil & Brian,
> Thanks for your inputs.
> I have removed the references to TIFF links since we don’t have proper 
> replacement from Adobe for the same.
> Please find updated webrev for review:
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~jdv/8189702/webrev.01/ 
> <http://cr.openjdk.java.net/%7Ejdv/8189702/webrev.01/>
> Thanks,
> Jay
> *From:*Phil Race
> *Sent:* Tuesday, October 31, 2017 9:10 PM
> *To:* Brian Burkhalter; Jayathirth D V
> *Cc:* 2d-dev
> *Subject:* Re: [OpenJDK 2D-Dev] [10] RFR JDK-8189702: Broken links in 
> javadoc for Adobe TIFF related documents
> 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.
> -phil.
> 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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