[geotk] Re: [Geoapi-devel] GeoAPI javadoc now contains UML diagrams. Should they be visible by default?

Jody Garnett jody.garnett at gmail.com
Fri Jul 31 23:56:02 EDT 2009

I would go for when the user clicks; when I browse javadocs I am
mostly looking api details.


On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 8:01 PM, Martin
Desruisseaux<martin.desruisseaux at geomatys.fr> wrote:
> Hello all
> GeoAPI javadoc now contains UML for each package and each class. They are
> created automatically from the interface hierarchy, with the help of a few
> special javadoc tags for declaring the associations. The result looks like:
> http://www.geoapi.org/snapshot/javadoc/org/opengis/referencing/operation/CoordinateOperation.html
> Note that the UML are clickable: a click on a UML box will move you to the page
> for the selected interface.
> For now only the UML in "GeoAPI core" show the associations. The UML in
> GeoAPI-pending are less useful since those interfaces have not yet been
> annotated for UML.
> The UML diagram take a lot of place on the page. We have the possibility to hide
> them by default and show them only when the user click on "Show UML for this
> class". What peoples prefer?
>   1) UML immediately visible? (current javadoc)
>   2) UML hiden by default and visible only when asked?
>        Martin
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