Module jdk.javadoc

Interface Tag

  • All Known Subinterfaces:
    ParamTag, SeeTag, SerialFieldTag, ThrowsTag

    The declarations in this package have been superseded by those in the package jdk.javadoc.doclet. For more information, see the Migration Guide in the documentation for that package.

    public interface Tag
    Represents a simple documentation tag, such as @since, @author, @version. Given a tag (e.g. "@since 1.2"), holds tag name (e.g. "@since") and tag text (e.g. "1.2"). Tags with structure or which require special processing are handled by subclasses such as ParamTag (for @param), SeeTag (for @see and ), and ThrowsTag (for @throws).
    See Also:
    SeeTag, ParamTag, ThrowsTag, SerialFieldTag, Doc.tags()
    • Method Detail

      • name

        String name​()
        Return the name of this tag. The name is the string starting with "@" that is used in a doc comment, such as @return. For inline tags, such as {@link}, the curly brackets are not part of the name, so in this example the name would be simply @link.
        the name of this tag
      • holder

        Doc holder​()
        Return the containing Doc of this Tag element.
        the containing Doc of this Tag element
      • kind

        String kind​()
        Return the kind of this tag. For most tags, kind() == name(); the following table lists those cases where there is more than one tag of a given kind:
        Related Tags
        kind() name()
        @throws @throws
        @throws @exception
        @see @see
        @see @link
        @see @linkplain
        @serial @serial
        @serial @serialData
        the kind of this tag.
      • text

        String text​()
        Return the text of this tag, that is, the portion beyond tag name.
        the text of this tag
      • toString

        String toString​()
        Convert this object to a string.
        toString in class Object
        a string representation of the object.
      • inlineTags

        Tag[] inlineTags​()
        For a documentation comment with embedded {@link} tags, return an array of Tag objects. The entire doc comment is broken down into strings separated by {@link} tags, where each successive element of the array represents either a string or {@link} tag, in order, from start to end. Each string is represented by a Tag object of name "Text", where text() returns the string. Each {@link} tag is represented by a SeeTag of name "@link" and kind "@see". For example, given the following comment tag:

        This is a {@link Doc commentlabel} example.

        return an array of Tag objects:

        • tags[0] is a Tag with name "Text" and text consisting of "This is a "
        • tags[1] is a SeeTag with name "@link", referenced class Doc and label "commentlabel"
        • tags[2] is a Tag with name "Text" and text consisting of " example."
        Tag[] array of tags
        See Also:
        ParamTag, ThrowsTag
      • firstSentenceTags

        Tag[] firstSentenceTags​()
        Return the first sentence of the comment as an array of tags. Includes inline tags (i.e. {@link reference} tags) but not block tags. Each section of plain text is represented as a Tag of kind "Text". Inline tags are represented as a SeeTag of kind "@link". If the locale is English language, the first sentence is determined by the rules described in the Java Language Specification (first version): "This sentence ends at the first period that is followed by a blank, tab, or line terminator or at the first tagline.", in addition a line will be terminated by paragraph and section terminating HTML tags: <p> </p> <h1> <h2> <h3> <h4> <h5> <h6> <hr> <pre> or </pre>. If the locale is not English, the sentence end will be determined by BreakIterator.getSentenceInstance(Locale).
        an array of Tag objects representing the first sentence of the comment
      • position

        SourcePosition position​()
        Return the source position of this tag.
        the source position of this tag.