javadoc:test-aggregate-jar

Full name:

org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-javadoc-plugin:2.10:test-aggregate-jar

Description:

Bundles the Javadoc documentation for Java Test code in an aggregator project into a jar using the standard Javadoc Tool.

Attributes:

  • Requires a Maven project to be executed.
  • Executes as an aggregator plugin.
  • Requires dependency resolution of artifacts in scope: test.
  • Since version: 2.6.
  • Binds by default to the lifecycle phase: package.

Required Parameters

Name Type Since Description
classifier String 2.10 (no description)
Default value is: javadoc.
User property is: maven.javadoc.classifier.
outputDirectory File 2.6 Specifies the destination directory where Javadoc saves the generated HTML files.
See d.

Default value is: ${project.build.directory}/testapidocs.
testClassifier String 2.10 (no description)
Default value is: test-javadoc.
User property is: maven.javadoc.testClassifier.

Optional Parameters

Name Type Since Description
additionalDependencies List 2.8.1 capability to add optionnal dependencies to the javadoc classpath. Exemple:
<additionalDependencies>
  <additionalDependency>
    <groupId>geronimo-spec</groupId>
    <artifactId>geronimo-spec-jta</artifactId>
    <version>1.0.1B-rc4:</version>
  </additionalDependency>
</additionalDependencies>

additionalJOption String 2.3 Set an additional Javadoc option(s) (i.e. JVM options) on the command line. Example:
<additionalJOption>-J-Xss128m</additionalJOption>
See Jflag.
See vmoptions.
See Networking Properties.
User property is: additionalJOption.
additionalJOptions String[] 2.9 Set additional JVM options for the execution of the javadoc command via the '-J' option to javadoc. Example:
    <additionalJOptions>
        <additionalJOption>-J-Xmx1g </additionalJOption>
    </additionalJOptions>

additionalparam String 2.6 Set an additional parameter(s) on the command line. This value should include quotes as necessary for parameters that include spaces. Useful for a custom doclet.
User property is: additionalparam.
aggregate boolean 2.6 Deprecated. since 2.5. Use the goals javadoc:aggregate and javadoc:test-aggregate instead.
Default value is: false.
User property is: aggregate.
applyJavadocSecurityFix boolean 2.9.1 To apply the security fix on generated javadoc see http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-1571
Default value is: true.
User property is: maven.javadoc.applyJavadocSecurityFix.
archive MavenArchiveConfiguration 2.5 The archive configuration to use. See Maven Archiver Reference.
attach boolean 2.6 Specifies whether to attach the generated artifact to the project helper.

Default value is: true.
User property is: attach.
author boolean 2.6 Specifies whether or not the author text is included in the generated Javadocs.
See author.

Default value is: true.
User property is: author.
bootclasspath String 2.5 Specifies the paths where the boot classes reside. The bootclasspath can contain multiple paths by separating them with a colon (:) or a semi-colon (;).
See bootclasspath.

User property is: bootclasspath.
bootclasspathArtifacts BootclasspathArtifact[] 2.5 Specifies the artifacts where the boot classes reside.
See bootclasspath.
Example:
<bootclasspathArtifacts>
  <bootclasspathArtifact>
    <groupId>my-groupId</groupId>
    <artifactId>my-artifactId</artifactId>
    <version>my-version</version>
  </bootclasspathArtifact>
</bootclasspathArtifacts>

See Javadoc.

User property is: bootclasspathArtifacts.
bottom String 2.6 Specifies the text to be placed at the bottom of each output file.
If you want to use html you have to put it in a CDATA section,
eg. <![CDATA[Copyright 2005, <a href="http://www.mycompany.com">MyCompany, Inc.<a>]]>
See bottom.

Default value is: Copyright &#169; {inceptionYear}&#x2013;{currentYear} {organizationName}. All rights reserved..
User property is: bottom.
breakiterator boolean 2.6 Uses the sentence break iterator to determine the end of the first sentence.
See breakiterator.
Since Java 1.4.

Default value is: false.
User property is: breakiterator.
charset String 2.6 Specifies the HTML character set for this document. If not specificed, the charset value will be the value of the docencoding parameter.
See charset.

User property is: charset.
debug boolean 2.1 Set this to true to debug the Javadoc plugin. With this, javadoc.bat(or.sh), options, @packages or argfile files are provided in the output directory.

Default value is: false.
User property is: debug.
dependencySourceExcludes List 2.7 List of excluded dependency-source patterns. Example: org.apache.maven.shared:*
dependencySourceIncludes List 2.7 List of included dependency-source patterns. Example: org.apache.maven:*
destDir File 2.6 Specifies the destination directory where javadoc saves the generated HTML files. See d.
User property is: destDir.
detectJavaApiLink boolean 2.6 Detect the Java API link for the current build, i.e. http://docs.oracle.com/javase/1.4.2/docs/api/ for Java source 1.4.
By default, the goal detects the Javadoc API link depending the value of the source parameter in the org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-compiler-plugin (defined in ${project.build.plugins} or in ${project.build.pluginManagement}), or try to compute it from the javadocExecutable version.
See Javadoc for the default values.

Default value is: true.
User property is: detectJavaApiLink.
detectLinks boolean 2.6 Detect the Javadoc links for all dependencies defined in the project. The detection is based on the default Maven conventions, i.e.: ${project.url}/apidocs.
For instance, if the project has a dependency to Apache Commons Lang i.e.:
<dependency>
  <groupId>commons-lang</groupId>
  <artifactId>commons-lang</artifactId>
</dependency>
The added Javadoc -link parameter will be http://commons.apache.org/lang/apidocs.
Default value is: false.
User property is: detectLinks.
detectOfflineLinks boolean 2.6 Detect the links for all modules defined in the project.
If reactorProjects is defined in a non-aggregator way, it generates default offline links between modules based on the defined project's urls. For instance, if a parent project has two projects module1 and module2, the -linkoffline will be:
The added Javadoc -linkoffline parameter for module1 will be /absolute/path/to/module2/target/site/apidocs
The added Javadoc -linkoffline parameter for module2 will be /absolute/path/to/module1/target/site/apidocs
Default value is: true.
User property is: detectOfflineLinks.
docencoding String 2.6 Specifies the encoding of the generated HTML files. If not specificed, the docencoding value will be UTF-8.
See docencoding.
Default value is: ${project.reporting.outputEncoding}.
User property is: docencoding.
docfilessubdirs boolean 2.6 Enables deep copying of the **/doc-files directories and the specifc resources directory from the javadocDirectory directory (for instance, src/main/javadoc/com/mycompany/myapp/doc-files and src/main/javadoc/resources).
See docfilessubdirs.
Since Java 1.4.
See javadocDirectory.

Default value is: false.
User property is: docfilessubdirs.
doclet String 2.6 Specifies the class file that starts the doclet used in generating the documentation.
See doclet.
User property is: doclet.
docletArtifact DocletArtifact 2.6 Specifies the artifact containing the doclet starting class file (specified with the -doclet option).
See docletpath.
Example:
<docletArtifact>
  <groupId>com.sun.tools.doclets</groupId>
  <artifactId>doccheck</artifactId>
  <version>1.2b2</version>
</docletArtifact>

See Javadoc.

User property is: docletArtifact.
docletArtifacts DocletArtifact[] 2.1 Specifies multiple artifacts containing the path for the doclet starting class file (specified with the -doclet option).
See docletpath.
Example:
<docletArtifacts>
  <docletArtifact>
    <groupId>com.sun.tools.doclets</groupId>
    <artifactId>doccheck</artifactId>
    <version>1.2b2</version>
  </docletArtifact>
</docletArtifacts>

See Javadoc.

User property is: docletArtifacts.
docletPath String 2.6 Specifies the path to the doclet starting class file (specified with the -doclet option) and any jar files it depends on. The docletPath can contain multiple paths by separating them with a colon (:) or a semi-colon (;).
See docletpath.
User property is: docletPath.
doctitle String 2.6 Specifies the title to be placed near the top of the overview summary file.
See doctitle.

Default value is: ${project.name} ${project.version} API.
User property is: doctitle.
encoding String 2.6 Specifies the encoding name of the source files. If not specificed, the encoding value will be the value of the file.encoding system property.
See encoding.
Note: In 2.4, the default value was locked to ISO-8859-1 to ensure reproducing build, but this was reverted in 2.5.

Default value is: ${project.build.sourceEncoding}.
User property is: encoding.
excludePackageNames String 2.6 Unconditionally excludes the specified packages and their subpackages from the list formed by -subpackages. Multiple packages can be separated by commas (,), colons (:) or semicolons (;).
Example:
<excludePackageNames>*.internal:org.acme.exclude1.*:org.acme.exclude2</excludePackageNames>

See exclude.
Since Java 1.4.
User property is: excludePackageNames.
excludedocfilessubdir String 2.6 Excludes any "doc-files" subdirectories with the given names. Multiple patterns can be excluded by separating them with colons (:).
See excludedocfilessubdir.
Since Java 1.4.
User property is: excludedocfilessubdir.
extdirs String 2.6 Specifies the directories where extension classes reside. Separate directories in extdirs with a colon (:) or a semi-colon (;).
See extdirs.
User property is: extdirs.
failOnError boolean 2.5 Specifies if the build will fail if there are errors during javadoc execution or not.
Default value is: true.
User property is: maven.javadoc.failOnError.
finalName String 2.6 Specifies the filename that will be used for the generated jar file. Please note that -javadoc or -test-javadoc will be appended to the file name.
User property is: project.build.finalName.
footer String 2.6 Specifies the footer text to be placed at the bottom of each output file.
See footer.
User property is: footer.
groups Group[] 2.6 Separates packages on the overview page into whatever groups you specify, one group per table. The packages pattern can be any package name, or can be the start of any package name followed by an asterisk (*) meaning "match any characters". Multiple patterns can be included in a group by separating them with colons (:).
Example:
<groups>
  <group>
    <title>Core Packages</title>
    <!-- To includes java.lang, java.lang.ref,
    java.lang.reflect and only java.util
    (i.e. not java.util.jar) -->
    <packages>java.lang*:java.util</packages>
  </group>
  <group>
    <title>Extension Packages</title>
     <!-- To include javax.accessibility,
    javax.crypto, ... (among others) -->
    <packages>javax.*</packages>
  </group>
</groups>
Note: using java.lang.* for packages would omit the java.lang package but using java.lang* will include it.
See group.
See Javadoc.

User property is: groups.
header String 2.6 Specifies the header text to be placed at the top of each output file.
See header.
User property is: header.
helpfile String 2.6 Specifies the path of an alternate help file path\filename that the HELP link in the top and bottom navigation bars link to.
Note: could be in conflict with <nohelp/>.
The helpfile could be an absolute File path.
Since 2.6, it could be also be a path from a resource in the current project source directories (i.e. src/main/java, src/main/resources or src/main/javadoc) or from a resource in the Javadoc plugin dependencies, for instance:
<helpfile>path/to/your/resource/yourhelp-doc.html</helpfile>
Where path/to/your/resource/yourhelp-doc.html could be in src/main/javadoc.
<build>
  <plugins>
    <plugin>
      <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
      <artifactId>maven-javadoc-plugin</artifactId>
      <configuration>
        <helpfile>path/to/your/resource/yourhelp-doc.html</helpfile>
        ...
      </configuration>
      <dependencies>
        <dependency>
          <groupId>groupId</groupId>
          <artifactId>artifactId</artifactId>
          <version>version</version>
        </dependency>
      </dependencies>
    </plugin>
    ...
  <plugins>
</build>
Where path/to/your/resource/yourhelp-doc.html is defined in the groupId:artifactId:version javadoc plugin dependency.
See helpfile.
User property is: helpfile.
includeDependencySources boolean 2.7 Whether dependency -sources jars should be resolved and included as source paths for javadoc generation. This is useful when creating javadocs for a distribution project.
Default value is: false.
includeTransitiveDependencySources boolean 2.7 Whether to include transitive dependencies in the list of dependency -sources jars to include in this javadoc run.
Default value is: false.
jarOutputDirectory String 2.6 Specifies the directory where the generated jar file will be put.
User property is: project.build.directory.
javaApiLinks Properties 2.6 Use this parameter only if the Sun Javadoc API urls have been changed or to use custom urls for Javadoc API url.
See Javadoc for the default values.

User property is: javaApiLinks.
javadocDirectory File 2.1 Specifies the Javadoc resources directory to be included in the Javadoc (i.e. package.html, images...).
Could be used in addition of docfilessubdirs parameter.
See docfilessubdirs.
Default value is: ${basedir}/src/main/javadoc.
javadocExecutable String 2.3 Sets the absolute path of the Javadoc Tool executable to use. Since version 2.5, a mere directory specification is sufficient to have the plugin use "javadoc" or "javadoc.exe" respectively from this directory.
User property is: javadocExecutable.
javadocVersion String 2.3 Version of the Javadoc Tool executable to use, ex. "1.3", "1.5".
User property is: javadocVersion.
keywords boolean 2.1 Adds HTML meta keyword tags to the generated file for each class.
See keywords.
Since Java 1.4.2.
Since Java 5.0.

Default value is: false.
User property is: keywords.
links ArrayList 2.6 Creates links to existing javadoc-generated documentation of external referenced classes.
Notes:
  1. only used if isOffline is set to false.
  2. all given links should have a fetchable /package-list file. For instance:
    <links>
      <link>http://docs.oracle.com/javase/1.4.2/docs/api</link>
    <links>
    
    will be used because http://docs.oracle.com/javase/1.4.2/docs/api/package-list exists.
  3. if detectLinks is defined, the links between the project dependencies are automatically added.
  4. if detectJavaApiLink is defined, a Java API link, based on the Java version of the project's sources, will be added automatically.
See link.
User property is: links.
linksource boolean 2.6 Creates an HTML version of each source file (with line numbers) and adds links to them from the standard HTML documentation.
See linksource.
Since Java 1.4.

Default value is: false.
User property is: linksource.
localRepository ArtifactRepository 2.6 The local repository where the artifacts are located.
User property is: localRepository.
locale String 2.6 Specifies the locale that javadoc uses when generating documentation.
See locale.
User property is: locale.
maxmemory String 2.6 Specifies the maximum Java heap size to be used when launching the Javadoc tool. JVMs refer to this property as the -Xmx parameter. Example: '512' or '512m'. The memory unit depends on the JVM used. The units supported could be: k, kb, m, mb, g, gb, t, tb. If no unit specified, the default unit is m.
User property is: maxmemory.
minmemory String 2.6 Specifies the minimum Java heap size to be used when launching the Javadoc tool. JVMs refer to this property as the -Xms parameter. Example: '512' or '512m'. The memory unit depends on the JVM used. The units supported could be: k, kb, m, mb, g, gb, t, tb. If no unit specified, the default unit is m.
User property is: minmemory.
nocomment boolean 2.6 Suppress the entire comment body, including the main description and all tags, generating only declarations.
See nocomment.
Since Java 1.4.

Default value is: false.
User property is: nocomment.
nodeprecated boolean 2.6 Prevents the generation of any deprecated API at all in the documentation.
See nodeprecated.

Default value is: false.
User property is: nodeprecated.
nodeprecatedlist boolean 2.6 Prevents the generation of the file containing the list of deprecated APIs (deprecated-list.html) and the link in the navigation bar to that page.
See nodeprecatedlist.

Default value is: false.
User property is: nodeprecatedlist.
nohelp boolean 2.6 Omits the HELP link in the navigation bars at the top and bottom of each page of output.
Note: could be in conflict with <helpfile/>.
See nohelp.

Default value is: false.
User property is: nohelp.
noindex boolean 2.6 Omits the index from the generated docs.
Note: could be in conflict with <splitindex/>.
See noindex.

Default value is: false.
User property is: noindex.
nonavbar boolean 2.6 Omits the navigation bar from the generated docs.
See nonavbar.

Default value is: false.
User property is: nonavbar.
nooverview boolean 2.4 Omits the entire overview page from the generated docs.
Note: could be in conflict with <overview/>.
Standard Doclet undocumented option.

Default value is: false.
User property is: nooverview.
noqualifier String 2.6 Omits qualifying package name from ahead of class names in output. Example:
<noqualifier>all</noqualifier>
or
<noqualifier>packagename1:packagename2</noqualifier>
See noqualifier.
Since Java 1.4.
User property is: noqualifier.
nosince boolean 2.6 Omits from the generated docs the "Since" sections associated with the since tags.
See nosince.

Default value is: false.
User property is: nosince.
notimestamp boolean 2.1 Suppresses the timestamp, which is hidden in an HTML comment in the generated HTML near the top of each page.
See notimestamp.
Since Java 5.0.

Default value is: false.
User property is: notimestamp.
notree boolean 2.6 Omits the class/interface hierarchy pages from the generated docs.
See notree.

Default value is: false.
User property is: notree.
offlineLinks OfflineLink[] 2.6 This option is a variation of -link; they both create links to javadoc-generated documentation for external referenced classes.
See linkoffline.
Example:
<offlineLinks>
  <offlineLink>
    <url>http://docs.oracle.com/javase/1.5.0/docs/api/</url>
    <location>../javadoc/jdk-5.0/</location>
  </offlineLink>
</offlineLinks>

Note: if detectOfflineLinks is defined, the offline links between the project modules are automatically added if the goal is calling in a non-aggregator way.
See Javadoc.

User property is: offlineLinks.
old boolean 2.6 This option creates documentation with the appearance and functionality of documentation generated by Javadoc 1.1.
See 1.1.

Default value is: false.
User property is: old.
overview File 2.6 Specifies that javadoc should retrieve the text for the overview documentation from the "source" file specified by path/filename and place it on the Overview page (overview-summary.html).
Note: could be in conflict with <nooverview/>.
See overview.

Default value is: ${basedir}/src/main/javadoc/overview.html.
User property is: overview.
packagesheader String 2.1 Specify the text for upper left frame.
Since Java 1.4.2.
User property is: packagesheader.
proxyHost String 2.6 Deprecated. since 2.4. Instead of, configure an active proxy host in settings.xml.
User property is: proxyHost.
proxyPort int 2.6 Deprecated. since 2.4. Instead of, configure an active proxy port in settings.xml.
User property is: proxyPort.
quiet boolean 2.6 Shuts off non-error and non-warning messages, leaving only the warnings and errors appear, making them easier to view.
Note: was a standard doclet in Java 1.4.2 (refer to bug ID 4714350).
See quiet.
Since Java 5.0.

Default value is: false.
User property is: quiet.
remoteRepositories List 2.6 The remote repositories where artifacts are located.
User property is: project.remoteArtifactRepositories.
resourcesArtifacts ResourcesArtifact[] 2.5 A list of artifacts containing resources which should be copied into the Javadoc output directory (like stylesheets, icons, etc.).
Example:
<resourcesArtifacts>
  <resourcesArtifact>
    <groupId>external.group.id</groupId>
    <artifactId>external-resources</artifactId>
    <version>1.0</version>
  </resourcesArtifact>
</resourcesArtifacts>

See Javadoc.

User property is: resourcesArtifacts.
serialwarn boolean 2.6 Generates compile-time warnings for missing serial tags.
See serialwarn

Default value is: false.
User property is: serialwarn.
show String 2.6 Specifies the access level for classes and members to show in the Javadocs. Possible values are:
  • public (shows only public classes and members)
  • protected (shows only public and protected classes and members)
  • package (shows all classes and members not marked private)
  • private (shows all classes and members)


Default value is: protected.
User property is: show.
skip boolean 2.5 Specifies whether the Javadoc generation should be skipped.
Default value is: false.
User property is: maven.javadoc.skip.
source String 2.6 Necessary to enable javadoc to handle assertions introduced in J2SE v 1.4 source code or generics introduced in J2SE v5.
See source.
Since Java 1.4.
User property is: source.
sourceDependencyCacheDir File 2.7 Directory where unpacked project sources / test-sources should be cached.
Default value is: ${project.build.directory}/distro-javadoc-sources.
sourceFileExcludes List 2.6 exclude filters on the source files. These are ignored if you specify subpackages or subpackage excludes.
sourceFileIncludes List 2.6 Include filters on the source files. Default is **\/\*.java. These are ignored if you specify subpackages or subpackage excludes.
sourcepath String 2.6 Specifies the source paths where the subpackages are located. The sourcepath can contain multiple paths by separating them with a colon (:) or a semi-colon (;).
See sourcepath.
User property is: sourcepath.
sourcetab int 2.1 Specify the number of spaces each tab takes up in the source. If no tab is used in source, the default space is used.
Note: was linksourcetab in Java 1.4.2 (refer to bug ID 4788919).
Since 1.4.2.
Since Java 5.0.
User property is: sourcetab.
splitindex boolean 2.6 Splits the index file into multiple files, alphabetically, one file per letter, plus a file for any index entries that start with non-alphabetical characters.
Note: could be in conflict with <noindex/>.
See splitindex.

Default value is: false.
User property is: splitindex.
stylesheet String 2.6 Specifies whether the stylesheet to be used is the maven's javadoc stylesheet or java's default stylesheet when a stylesheetfile parameter is not specified.
Possible values: maven or java.

Default value is: java.
User property is: stylesheet.
stylesheetfile String 2.6 Specifies the path of an alternate HTML stylesheet file.
The stylesheetfile could be an absolute File path.
Since 2.6, it could be also be a path from a resource in the current project source directories (i.e. src/main/java, src/main/resources or src/main/javadoc) or from a resource in the Javadoc plugin dependencies, for instance:
<stylesheetfile>path/to/your/resource/yourstylesheet.css</stylesheetfile>
Where path/to/your/resource/yourstylesheet.css could be in src/main/javadoc.
<build>
  <plugins>
    <plugin>
      <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
      <artifactId>maven-javadoc-plugin</artifactId>
      <configuration>
        <stylesheetfile>path/to/your/resource/yourstylesheet.css</stylesheetfile>
        ...
      </configuration>
      <dependencies>
        <dependency>
          <groupId>groupId</groupId>
          <artifactId>artifactId</artifactId>
          <version>version</version>
        </dependency>
      </dependencies>
    </plugin>
    ...
  <plugins>
</build>
Where path/to/your/resource/yourstylesheet.css is defined in the groupId:artifactId:version javadoc plugin dependency.
See stylesheetfile.
User property is: stylesheetfile.
subpackages String 2.6 Specifies the package directory where javadoc will be executed. Multiple packages can be separated by colons (:).
See subpackages.
Since Java 1.4.
User property is: subpackages.
taglet String 2.6 Specifies the class file that starts the taglet used in generating the documentation for that tag.
See taglet.
Since Java 1.4.
User property is: taglet.
tagletArtifact TagletArtifact 2.1 Specifies the Taglet artifact containing the taglet class files (.class).
See tagletpath.
Example:
<taglets>
  <taglet>
    <tagletClass>com.sun.tools.doclets.ToDoTaglet</tagletClass>
  </taglet>
  <taglet>
    <tagletClass>package.to.AnotherTagletClass</tagletClass>
  </taglet>
  ...
</taglets>
<tagletArtifact>
  <groupId>group-Taglet</groupId>
  <artifactId>artifact-Taglet</artifactId>
  <version>version-Taglet</version>
</tagletArtifact>

See Javadoc.

User property is: tagletArtifact.
tagletArtifacts TagletArtifact[] 2.5 Specifies several Taglet artifacts containing the taglet class files (.class). These taglets class names will be auto-detect and so no need to specify them.
See taglet.
See tagletpath.
Example:
<tagletArtifacts>
  <tagletArtifact>
    <groupId>group-Taglet</groupId>
    <artifactId>artifact-Taglet</artifactId>
    <version>version-Taglet</version>
  </tagletArtifact>
  ...
</tagletArtifacts>

See Javadoc.

User property is: tagletArtifacts.
tagletpath String 2.6 Specifies the search paths for finding taglet class files (.class). The tagletpath can contain multiple paths by separating them with a colon (:) or a semi-colon (;).
See tagletpath.
Since Java 1.4.
User property is: tagletpath.
taglets Taglet[] 2.1 Enables the Javadoc tool to interpret multiple taglets.
See taglet.
See tagletpath.
Example:
<taglets>
  <taglet>
    <tagletClass>com.sun.tools.doclets.ToDoTaglet</tagletClass>
    <!--<tagletpath>/home/taglets</tagletpath>-->
    <tagletArtifact>
      <groupId>group-Taglet</groupId>
      <artifactId>artifact-Taglet</artifactId>
      <version>version-Taglet</version>
    </tagletArtifact>
  </taglet>
</taglets>

See Javadoc.

User property is: taglets.
tags Tag[] 2.6 Enables the Javadoc tool to interpret a simple, one-argument custom block tag tagname in doc comments.
See tag.
Since Java 1.4.
Example:
<tags>
  <tag>
    <name>todo</name>
    <placement>a</placement>
    <head>To Do:</head>
  </tag>
</tags>
Note: the placement should be a combinaison of Xaoptcmf letters:
  • X (disable tag)
  • a (all)
  • o (overview)
  • p (packages)
  • t (types, that is classes and interfaces)
  • c (constructors)
  • m (methods)
  • f (fields)
See Javadoc.

User property is: tags.
testDoctitle String 2.5 Specifies the Test title to be placed near the top of the overview summary file.
See doctitle.

Default value is: ${project.name} ${project.version} Test API.
User property is: testDoctitle.
testJavadocDirectory File 2.5 Specifies the Test Javadoc resources directory to be included in the Javadoc (i.e. package.html, images...).
Default value is: ${basedir}/src/test/javadoc.
testOverview File 2.5 Specifies that Javadoc should retrieve the text for the Test overview documentation from the "source" file specified by path/filename and place it on the Overview page (overview-summary.html).
See overview.

Default value is: ${basedir}/src/test/javadoc/overview.html.
User property is: testOverview.
testWindowtitle String 2.5 Specifies the Test title to be placed in the HTML title tag.
See windowtitle.

Default value is: ${project.name} ${project.version} Test API.
User property is: testWindowtitle.
top String 2.4 Specifies the top text to be placed at the top of each output file.
See 6227616.
Since Java 6.0
User property is: top.
use boolean 2.6 Includes one "Use" page for each documented class and package.
See use.

Default value is: true.
User property is: use.
useDefaultManifestFile boolean 2.5 Set this to true to enable the use of the defaultManifestFile.

Default value is: false.
useStandardDocletOptions boolean 2.5 Specifies to use the options provided by the Standard Doclet for a custom doclet.
Example:
<docletArtifacts>
  <docletArtifact>
    <groupId>com.sun.tools.doclets</groupId>
    <artifactId>doccheck</artifactId>
    <version>1.2b2</version>
  </docletArtifact>
</docletArtifacts>
<useStandardDocletOptions>true</useStandardDocletOptions>

Default value is: true.
User property is: useStandardDocletOptions.
validateLinks boolean 2.8 Flag controlling content validation of package-list resources. If set, the content of package-list resources will be validated.
Default value is: false.
User property is: validateLinks.
verbose boolean 2.6 Provides more detailed messages while javadoc is running.
See verbose.

Default value is: false.
User property is: verbose.
version boolean 2.6 Includes the version text in the generated docs.
See version.

Default value is: true.
User property is: version.
windowtitle String 2.6 Specifies the title to be placed in the HTML title tag.
See windowtitle.

Default value is: ${project.name} ${project.version} API.
User property is: windowtitle.

Parameter Details

additionalDependencies:

capability to add optionnal dependencies to the javadoc classpath. Exemple:
<additionalDependencies>
  <additionalDependency>
    <groupId>geronimo-spec</groupId>
    <artifactId>geronimo-spec-jta</artifactId>
    <version>1.0.1B-rc4:</version>
  </additionalDependency>
</additionalDependencies>
  • Type: java.util.List
  • Since: 2.8.1
  • Required: No

additionalJOption:

Set an additional Javadoc option(s) (i.e. JVM options) on the command line. Example:
<additionalJOption>-J-Xss128m</additionalJOption>
See Jflag.
See vmoptions.
See Networking Properties.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.3
  • Required: No
  • User Property: additionalJOption

additionalJOptions:

Set additional JVM options for the execution of the javadoc command via the '-J' option to javadoc. Example:
    <additionalJOptions>
        <additionalJOption>-J-Xmx1g </additionalJOption>
    </additionalJOptions>
  • Type: java.lang.String[]
  • Since: 2.9
  • Required: No

additionalparam:

Set an additional parameter(s) on the command line. This value should include quotes as necessary for parameters that include spaces. Useful for a custom doclet.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: additionalparam

aggregate:

Deprecated. since 2.5. Use the goals javadoc:aggregate and javadoc:test-aggregate instead.
Whether to build an aggregated report at the root, or build individual reports.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: aggregate
  • Default: false

applyJavadocSecurityFix:

To apply the security fix on generated javadoc see http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2013-1571
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.9.1
  • Required: No
  • User Property: maven.javadoc.applyJavadocSecurityFix
  • Default: true

archive:

The archive configuration to use. See Maven Archiver Reference.
  • Type: org.apache.maven.archiver.MavenArchiveConfiguration
  • Since: 2.5
  • Required: No

attach:

Specifies whether to attach the generated artifact to the project helper.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: attach
  • Default: true

author:

Specifies whether or not the author text is included in the generated Javadocs.
See author.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: author
  • Default: true

bootclasspath:

Specifies the paths where the boot classes reside. The bootclasspath can contain multiple paths by separating them with a colon (:) or a semi-colon (;).
See bootclasspath.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.5
  • Required: No
  • User Property: bootclasspath

bootclasspathArtifacts:

Specifies the artifacts where the boot classes reside.
See bootclasspath.
Example:
<bootclasspathArtifacts>
  <bootclasspathArtifact>
    <groupId>my-groupId</groupId>
    <artifactId>my-artifactId</artifactId>
    <version>my-version</version>
  </bootclasspathArtifact>
</bootclasspathArtifacts>

See Javadoc.
  • Type: org.apache.maven.plugin.javadoc.options.BootclasspathArtifact[]
  • Since: 2.5
  • Required: No
  • User Property: bootclasspathArtifacts

bottom:

Specifies the text to be placed at the bottom of each output file.
If you want to use html you have to put it in a CDATA section,
eg. <![CDATA[Copyright 2005, <a href="http://www.mycompany.com">MyCompany, Inc.<a>]]>
See bottom.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: bottom
  • Default: Copyright &#169; {inceptionYear}&#x2013;{currentYear} {organizationName}. All rights reserved.

breakiterator:

Uses the sentence break iterator to determine the end of the first sentence.
See breakiterator.
Since Java 1.4.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: breakiterator
  • Default: false

charset:

Specifies the HTML character set for this document. If not specificed, the charset value will be the value of the docencoding parameter.
See charset.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: charset

classifier:

(no description)
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.10
  • Required: Yes
  • User Property: maven.javadoc.classifier
  • Default: javadoc

debug:

Set this to true to debug the Javadoc plugin. With this, javadoc.bat(or.sh), options, @packages or argfile files are provided in the output directory.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.1
  • Required: No
  • User Property: debug
  • Default: false

dependencySourceExcludes:

List of excluded dependency-source patterns. Example: org.apache.maven.shared:*
  • Type: java.util.List
  • Since: 2.7
  • Required: No

dependencySourceIncludes:

List of included dependency-source patterns. Example: org.apache.maven:*
  • Type: java.util.List
  • Since: 2.7
  • Required: No

destDir:

Specifies the destination directory where javadoc saves the generated HTML files. See d.
  • Type: java.io.File
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: destDir

detectJavaApiLink:

Detect the Java API link for the current build, i.e. http://docs.oracle.com/javase/1.4.2/docs/api/ for Java source 1.4.
By default, the goal detects the Javadoc API link depending the value of the source parameter in the org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-compiler-plugin (defined in ${project.build.plugins} or in ${project.build.pluginManagement}), or try to compute it from the javadocExecutable version.
See Javadoc for the default values.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: detectJavaApiLink
  • Default: true

detectLinks:

Detect the Javadoc links for all dependencies defined in the project. The detection is based on the default Maven conventions, i.e.: ${project.url}/apidocs.
For instance, if the project has a dependency to Apache Commons Lang i.e.:
<dependency>
  <groupId>commons-lang</groupId>
  <artifactId>commons-lang</artifactId>
</dependency>
The added Javadoc -link parameter will be http://commons.apache.org/lang/apidocs.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: detectLinks
  • Default: false

detectOfflineLinks:

Detect the links for all modules defined in the project.
If reactorProjects is defined in a non-aggregator way, it generates default offline links between modules based on the defined project's urls. For instance, if a parent project has two projects module1 and module2, the -linkoffline will be:
The added Javadoc -linkoffline parameter for module1 will be /absolute/path/to/module2/target/site/apidocs
The added Javadoc -linkoffline parameter for module2 will be /absolute/path/to/module1/target/site/apidocs
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: detectOfflineLinks
  • Default: true

docencoding:

Specifies the encoding of the generated HTML files. If not specificed, the docencoding value will be UTF-8.
See docencoding.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: docencoding
  • Default: ${project.reporting.outputEncoding}

docfilessubdirs:

Enables deep copying of the **/doc-files directories and the specifc resources directory from the javadocDirectory directory (for instance, src/main/javadoc/com/mycompany/myapp/doc-files and src/main/javadoc/resources).
See docfilessubdirs.
Since Java 1.4.
See javadocDirectory.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: docfilessubdirs
  • Default: false

doclet:

Specifies the class file that starts the doclet used in generating the documentation.
See doclet.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: doclet

docletArtifact:

Specifies the artifact containing the doclet starting class file (specified with the -doclet option).
See docletpath.
Example:
<docletArtifact>
  <groupId>com.sun.tools.doclets</groupId>
  <artifactId>doccheck</artifactId>
  <version>1.2b2</version>
</docletArtifact>

See Javadoc.
  • Type: org.apache.maven.plugin.javadoc.options.DocletArtifact
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: docletArtifact

docletArtifacts:

Specifies multiple artifacts containing the path for the doclet starting class file (specified with the -doclet option).
See docletpath.
Example:
<docletArtifacts>
  <docletArtifact>
    <groupId>com.sun.tools.doclets</groupId>
    <artifactId>doccheck</artifactId>
    <version>1.2b2</version>
  </docletArtifact>
</docletArtifacts>

See Javadoc.
  • Type: org.apache.maven.plugin.javadoc.options.DocletArtifact[]
  • Since: 2.1
  • Required: No
  • User Property: docletArtifacts

docletPath:

Specifies the path to the doclet starting class file (specified with the -doclet option) and any jar files it depends on. The docletPath can contain multiple paths by separating them with a colon (:) or a semi-colon (;).
See docletpath.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: docletPath

doctitle:

Specifies the title to be placed near the top of the overview summary file.
See doctitle.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: doctitle
  • Default: ${project.name} ${project.version} API

encoding:

Specifies the encoding name of the source files. If not specificed, the encoding value will be the value of the file.encoding system property.
See encoding.
Note: In 2.4, the default value was locked to ISO-8859-1 to ensure reproducing build, but this was reverted in 2.5.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: encoding
  • Default: ${project.build.sourceEncoding}

excludePackageNames:

Unconditionally excludes the specified packages and their subpackages from the list formed by -subpackages. Multiple packages can be separated by commas (,), colons (:) or semicolons (;).
Example:
<excludePackageNames>*.internal:org.acme.exclude1.*:org.acme.exclude2</excludePackageNames>

See exclude.
Since Java 1.4.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: excludePackageNames

excludedocfilessubdir:

Excludes any "doc-files" subdirectories with the given names. Multiple patterns can be excluded by separating them with colons (:).
See excludedocfilessubdir.
Since Java 1.4.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: excludedocfilessubdir

extdirs:

Specifies the directories where extension classes reside. Separate directories in extdirs with a colon (:) or a semi-colon (;).
See extdirs.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: extdirs

failOnError:

Specifies if the build will fail if there are errors during javadoc execution or not.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.5
  • Required: No
  • User Property: maven.javadoc.failOnError
  • Default: true

finalName:

Specifies the filename that will be used for the generated jar file. Please note that -javadoc or -test-javadoc will be appended to the file name.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: project.build.finalName

footer:

Specifies the footer text to be placed at the bottom of each output file.
See footer.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: footer

groups:

Separates packages on the overview page into whatever groups you specify, one group per table. The packages pattern can be any package name, or can be the start of any package name followed by an asterisk (*) meaning "match any characters". Multiple patterns can be included in a group by separating them with colons (:).
Example:
<groups>
  <group>
    <title>Core Packages</title>
    <!-- To includes java.lang, java.lang.ref,
    java.lang.reflect and only java.util
    (i.e. not java.util.jar) -->
    <packages>java.lang*:java.util</packages>
  </group>
  <group>
    <title>Extension Packages</title>
     <!-- To include javax.accessibility,
    javax.crypto, ... (among others) -->
    <packages>javax.*</packages>
  </group>
</groups>
Note: using java.lang.* for packages would omit the java.lang package but using java.lang* will include it.
See group.
See Javadoc.
  • Type: org.apache.maven.plugin.javadoc.options.Group[]
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: groups

header:

Specifies the header text to be placed at the top of each output file.
See header.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: header

helpfile:

Specifies the path of an alternate help file path\filename that the HELP link in the top and bottom navigation bars link to.
Note: could be in conflict with <nohelp/>.
The helpfile could be an absolute File path.
Since 2.6, it could be also be a path from a resource in the current project source directories (i.e. src/main/java, src/main/resources or src/main/javadoc) or from a resource in the Javadoc plugin dependencies, for instance:
<helpfile>path/to/your/resource/yourhelp-doc.html</helpfile>
Where path/to/your/resource/yourhelp-doc.html could be in src/main/javadoc.
<build>
  <plugins>
    <plugin>
      <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
      <artifactId>maven-javadoc-plugin</artifactId>
      <configuration>
        <helpfile>path/to/your/resource/yourhelp-doc.html</helpfile>
        ...
      </configuration>
      <dependencies>
        <dependency>
          <groupId>groupId</groupId>
          <artifactId>artifactId</artifactId>
          <version>version</version>
        </dependency>
      </dependencies>
    </plugin>
    ...
  <plugins>
</build>
Where path/to/your/resource/yourhelp-doc.html is defined in the groupId:artifactId:version javadoc plugin dependency.
See helpfile.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: helpfile

includeDependencySources:

Whether dependency -sources jars should be resolved and included as source paths for javadoc generation. This is useful when creating javadocs for a distribution project.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.7
  • Required: No
  • Default: false

includeTransitiveDependencySources:

Whether to include transitive dependencies in the list of dependency -sources jars to include in this javadoc run.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.7
  • Required: No
  • Default: false

jarOutputDirectory:

Specifies the directory where the generated jar file will be put.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: project.build.directory

javaApiLinks:

Use this parameter only if the Sun Javadoc API urls have been changed or to use custom urls for Javadoc API url.
See Javadoc for the default values.
  • Type: java.util.Properties
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: javaApiLinks

javadocDirectory:

Specifies the Javadoc resources directory to be included in the Javadoc (i.e. package.html, images...).
Could be used in addition of docfilessubdirs parameter.
See docfilessubdirs.
  • Type: java.io.File
  • Since: 2.1
  • Required: No
  • Default: ${basedir}/src/main/javadoc

javadocExecutable:

Sets the absolute path of the Javadoc Tool executable to use. Since version 2.5, a mere directory specification is sufficient to have the plugin use "javadoc" or "javadoc.exe" respectively from this directory.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.3
  • Required: No
  • User Property: javadocExecutable

javadocVersion:

Version of the Javadoc Tool executable to use, ex. "1.3", "1.5".
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.3
  • Required: No
  • User Property: javadocVersion

keywords:

Adds HTML meta keyword tags to the generated file for each class.
See keywords.
Since Java 1.4.2.
Since Java 5.0.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.1
  • Required: No
  • User Property: keywords
  • Default: false

links:

Creates links to existing javadoc-generated documentation of external referenced classes.
Notes:
  1. only used if isOffline is set to false.
  2. all given links should have a fetchable /package-list file. For instance:
    <links>
      <link>http://docs.oracle.com/javase/1.4.2/docs/api</link>
    <links>
    
    will be used because http://docs.oracle.com/javase/1.4.2/docs/api/package-list exists.
  3. if detectLinks is defined, the links between the project dependencies are automatically added.
  4. if detectJavaApiLink is defined, a Java API link, based on the Java version of the project's sources, will be added automatically.
See link.
  • Type: java.util.ArrayList
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: links

linksource:

Creates an HTML version of each source file (with line numbers) and adds links to them from the standard HTML documentation.
See linksource.
Since Java 1.4.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: linksource
  • Default: false

localRepository:

The local repository where the artifacts are located.
  • Type: org.apache.maven.artifact.repository.ArtifactRepository
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: localRepository

locale:

Specifies the locale that javadoc uses when generating documentation.
See locale.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: locale

maxmemory:

Specifies the maximum Java heap size to be used when launching the Javadoc tool. JVMs refer to this property as the -Xmx parameter. Example: '512' or '512m'. The memory unit depends on the JVM used. The units supported could be: k, kb, m, mb, g, gb, t, tb. If no unit specified, the default unit is m.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: maxmemory

minmemory:

Specifies the minimum Java heap size to be used when launching the Javadoc tool. JVMs refer to this property as the -Xms parameter. Example: '512' or '512m'. The memory unit depends on the JVM used. The units supported could be: k, kb, m, mb, g, gb, t, tb. If no unit specified, the default unit is m.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: minmemory

nocomment:

Suppress the entire comment body, including the main description and all tags, generating only declarations.
See nocomment.
Since Java 1.4.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: nocomment
  • Default: false

nodeprecated:

Prevents the generation of any deprecated API at all in the documentation.
See nodeprecated.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: nodeprecated
  • Default: false

nodeprecatedlist:

Prevents the generation of the file containing the list of deprecated APIs (deprecated-list.html) and the link in the navigation bar to that page.
See nodeprecatedlist.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: nodeprecatedlist
  • Default: false

nohelp:

Omits the HELP link in the navigation bars at the top and bottom of each page of output.
Note: could be in conflict with <helpfile/>.
See nohelp.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: nohelp
  • Default: false

noindex:

Omits the index from the generated docs.
Note: could be in conflict with <splitindex/>.
See noindex.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: noindex
  • Default: false

nonavbar:

Omits the navigation bar from the generated docs.
See nonavbar.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: nonavbar
  • Default: false

nooverview:

Omits the entire overview page from the generated docs.
Note: could be in conflict with <overview/>.
Standard Doclet undocumented option.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.4
  • Required: No
  • User Property: nooverview
  • Default: false

noqualifier:

Omits qualifying package name from ahead of class names in output. Example:
<noqualifier>all</noqualifier>
or
<noqualifier>packagename1:packagename2</noqualifier>
See noqualifier.
Since Java 1.4.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: noqualifier

nosince:

Omits from the generated docs the "Since" sections associated with the since tags.
See nosince.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: nosince
  • Default: false

notimestamp:

Suppresses the timestamp, which is hidden in an HTML comment in the generated HTML near the top of each page.
See notimestamp.
Since Java 5.0.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.1
  • Required: No
  • User Property: notimestamp
  • Default: false

notree:

Omits the class/interface hierarchy pages from the generated docs.
See notree.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: notree
  • Default: false

offlineLinks:

This option is a variation of -link; they both create links to javadoc-generated documentation for external referenced classes.
See linkoffline.
Example:
<offlineLinks>
  <offlineLink>
    <url>http://docs.oracle.com/javase/1.5.0/docs/api/</url>
    <location>../javadoc/jdk-5.0/</location>
  </offlineLink>
</offlineLinks>

Note: if detectOfflineLinks is defined, the offline links between the project modules are automatically added if the goal is calling in a non-aggregator way.
See Javadoc.
  • Type: org.apache.maven.plugin.javadoc.options.OfflineLink[]
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: offlineLinks

old:

This option creates documentation with the appearance and functionality of documentation generated by Javadoc 1.1.
See 1.1.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: old
  • Default: false

outputDirectory:

Specifies the destination directory where Javadoc saves the generated HTML files.
See d.
  • Type: java.io.File
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: Yes
  • Default: ${project.build.directory}/testapidocs

overview:

Specifies that javadoc should retrieve the text for the overview documentation from the "source" file specified by path/filename and place it on the Overview page (overview-summary.html).
Note: could be in conflict with <nooverview/>.
See overview.
  • Type: java.io.File
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: overview
  • Default: ${basedir}/src/main/javadoc/overview.html

packagesheader:

Specify the text for upper left frame.
Since Java 1.4.2.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.1
  • Required: No
  • User Property: packagesheader

proxyHost:

Deprecated. since 2.4. Instead of, configure an active proxy host in settings.xml.
Specifies the proxy host where the javadoc web access in -link would pass through. It defaults to the proxy host of the active proxy set in the settings.xml, otherwise it gets the proxy configuration set in the pom.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: proxyHost

proxyPort:

Deprecated. since 2.4. Instead of, configure an active proxy port in settings.xml.
Specifies the proxy port where the javadoc web access in -link would pass through. It defaults to the proxy port of the active proxy set in the settings.xml, otherwise it gets the proxy configuration set in the pom.
  • Type: int
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: proxyPort

quiet:

Shuts off non-error and non-warning messages, leaving only the warnings and errors appear, making them easier to view.
Note: was a standard doclet in Java 1.4.2 (refer to bug ID 4714350).
See quiet.
Since Java 5.0.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: quiet
  • Default: false

remoteRepositories:

The remote repositories where artifacts are located.
  • Type: java.util.List
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: project.remoteArtifactRepositories

resourcesArtifacts:

A list of artifacts containing resources which should be copied into the Javadoc output directory (like stylesheets, icons, etc.).
Example:
<resourcesArtifacts>
  <resourcesArtifact>
    <groupId>external.group.id</groupId>
    <artifactId>external-resources</artifactId>
    <version>1.0</version>
  </resourcesArtifact>
</resourcesArtifacts>

See Javadoc.
  • Type: org.apache.maven.plugin.javadoc.options.ResourcesArtifact[]
  • Since: 2.5
  • Required: No
  • User Property: resourcesArtifacts

serialwarn:

Generates compile-time warnings for missing serial tags.
See serialwarn
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: serialwarn
  • Default: false

show:

Specifies the access level for classes and members to show in the Javadocs. Possible values are:
  • public (shows only public classes and members)
  • protected (shows only public and protected classes and members)
  • package (shows all classes and members not marked private)
  • private (shows all classes and members)

  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: show
  • Default: protected

skip:

Specifies whether the Javadoc generation should be skipped.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.5
  • Required: No
  • User Property: maven.javadoc.skip
  • Default: false

source:

Necessary to enable javadoc to handle assertions introduced in J2SE v 1.4 source code or generics introduced in J2SE v5.
See source.
Since Java 1.4.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: source

sourceDependencyCacheDir:

Directory where unpacked project sources / test-sources should be cached.
  • Type: java.io.File
  • Since: 2.7
  • Required: No
  • Default: ${project.build.directory}/distro-javadoc-sources

sourceFileExcludes:

exclude filters on the source files. These are ignored if you specify subpackages or subpackage excludes.
  • Type: java.util.List
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No

sourceFileIncludes:

Include filters on the source files. Default is **\/\*.java. These are ignored if you specify subpackages or subpackage excludes.
  • Type: java.util.List
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No

sourcepath:

Specifies the source paths where the subpackages are located. The sourcepath can contain multiple paths by separating them with a colon (:) or a semi-colon (;).
See sourcepath.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: sourcepath

sourcetab:

Specify the number of spaces each tab takes up in the source. If no tab is used in source, the default space is used.
Note: was linksourcetab in Java 1.4.2 (refer to bug ID 4788919).
Since 1.4.2.
Since Java 5.0.
  • Type: int
  • Since: 2.1
  • Required: No
  • User Property: sourcetab

splitindex:

Splits the index file into multiple files, alphabetically, one file per letter, plus a file for any index entries that start with non-alphabetical characters.
Note: could be in conflict with <noindex/>.
See splitindex.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: splitindex
  • Default: false

stylesheet:

Specifies whether the stylesheet to be used is the maven's javadoc stylesheet or java's default stylesheet when a stylesheetfile parameter is not specified.
Possible values: maven or java.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: stylesheet
  • Default: java

stylesheetfile:

Specifies the path of an alternate HTML stylesheet file.
The stylesheetfile could be an absolute File path.
Since 2.6, it could be also be a path from a resource in the current project source directories (i.e. src/main/java, src/main/resources or src/main/javadoc) or from a resource in the Javadoc plugin dependencies, for instance:
<stylesheetfile>path/to/your/resource/yourstylesheet.css</stylesheetfile>
Where path/to/your/resource/yourstylesheet.css could be in src/main/javadoc.
<build>
  <plugins>
    <plugin>
      <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
      <artifactId>maven-javadoc-plugin</artifactId>
      <configuration>
        <stylesheetfile>path/to/your/resource/yourstylesheet.css</stylesheetfile>
        ...
      </configuration>
      <dependencies>
        <dependency>
          <groupId>groupId</groupId>
          <artifactId>artifactId</artifactId>
          <version>version</version>
        </dependency>
      </dependencies>
    </plugin>
    ...
  <plugins>
</build>
Where path/to/your/resource/yourstylesheet.css is defined in the groupId:artifactId:version javadoc plugin dependency.
See stylesheetfile.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: stylesheetfile

subpackages:

Specifies the package directory where javadoc will be executed. Multiple packages can be separated by colons (:).
See subpackages.
Since Java 1.4.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: subpackages

taglet:

Specifies the class file that starts the taglet used in generating the documentation for that tag.
See taglet.
Since Java 1.4.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: taglet

tagletArtifact:

Specifies the Taglet artifact containing the taglet class files (.class).
See tagletpath.
Example:
<taglets>
  <taglet>
    <tagletClass>com.sun.tools.doclets.ToDoTaglet</tagletClass>
  </taglet>
  <taglet>
    <tagletClass>package.to.AnotherTagletClass</tagletClass>
  </taglet>
  ...
</taglets>
<tagletArtifact>
  <groupId>group-Taglet</groupId>
  <artifactId>artifact-Taglet</artifactId>
  <version>version-Taglet</version>
</tagletArtifact>

See Javadoc.
  • Type: org.apache.maven.plugin.javadoc.options.TagletArtifact
  • Since: 2.1
  • Required: No
  • User Property: tagletArtifact

tagletArtifacts:

Specifies several Taglet artifacts containing the taglet class files (.class). These taglets class names will be auto-detect and so no need to specify them.
See taglet.
See tagletpath.
Example:
<tagletArtifacts>
  <tagletArtifact>
    <groupId>group-Taglet</groupId>
    <artifactId>artifact-Taglet</artifactId>
    <version>version-Taglet</version>
  </tagletArtifact>
  ...
</tagletArtifacts>

See Javadoc.
  • Type: org.apache.maven.plugin.javadoc.options.TagletArtifact[]
  • Since: 2.5
  • Required: No
  • User Property: tagletArtifacts

tagletpath:

Specifies the search paths for finding taglet class files (.class). The tagletpath can contain multiple paths by separating them with a colon (:) or a semi-colon (;).
See tagletpath.
Since Java 1.4.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: tagletpath

taglets:

Enables the Javadoc tool to interpret multiple taglets.
See taglet.
See tagletpath.
Example:
<taglets>
  <taglet>
    <tagletClass>com.sun.tools.doclets.ToDoTaglet</tagletClass>
    <!--<tagletpath>/home/taglets</tagletpath>-->
    <tagletArtifact>
      <groupId>group-Taglet</groupId>
      <artifactId>artifact-Taglet</artifactId>
      <version>version-Taglet</version>
    </tagletArtifact>
  </taglet>
</taglets>

See Javadoc.
  • Type: org.apache.maven.plugin.javadoc.options.Taglet[]
  • Since: 2.1
  • Required: No
  • User Property: taglets

tags:

Enables the Javadoc tool to interpret a simple, one-argument custom block tag tagname in doc comments.
See tag.
Since Java 1.4.
Example:
<tags>
  <tag>
    <name>todo</name>
    <placement>a</placement>
    <head>To Do:</head>
  </tag>
</tags>
Note: the placement should be a combinaison of Xaoptcmf letters:
  • X (disable tag)
  • a (all)
  • o (overview)
  • p (packages)
  • t (types, that is classes and interfaces)
  • c (constructors)
  • m (methods)
  • f (fields)
See Javadoc.
  • Type: org.apache.maven.plugin.javadoc.options.Tag[]
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: tags

testClassifier:

(no description)
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.10
  • Required: Yes
  • User Property: maven.javadoc.testClassifier
  • Default: test-javadoc

testDoctitle:

Specifies the Test title to be placed near the top of the overview summary file.
See doctitle.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.5
  • Required: No
  • User Property: testDoctitle
  • Default: ${project.name} ${project.version} Test API

testJavadocDirectory:

Specifies the Test Javadoc resources directory to be included in the Javadoc (i.e. package.html, images...).
  • Type: java.io.File
  • Since: 2.5
  • Required: No
  • Default: ${basedir}/src/test/javadoc

testOverview:

Specifies that Javadoc should retrieve the text for the Test overview documentation from the "source" file specified by path/filename and place it on the Overview page (overview-summary.html).
See overview.
  • Type: java.io.File
  • Since: 2.5
  • Required: No
  • User Property: testOverview
  • Default: ${basedir}/src/test/javadoc/overview.html

testWindowtitle:

Specifies the Test title to be placed in the HTML title tag.
See windowtitle.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.5
  • Required: No
  • User Property: testWindowtitle
  • Default: ${project.name} ${project.version} Test API

top:

Specifies the top text to be placed at the top of each output file.
See 6227616.
Since Java 6.0
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.4
  • Required: No
  • User Property: top

use:

Includes one "Use" page for each documented class and package.
See use.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: use
  • Default: true

useDefaultManifestFile:

Set this to true to enable the use of the defaultManifestFile.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.5
  • Required: No
  • Default: false

useStandardDocletOptions:

Specifies to use the options provided by the Standard Doclet for a custom doclet.
Example:
<docletArtifacts>
  <docletArtifact>
    <groupId>com.sun.tools.doclets</groupId>
    <artifactId>doccheck</artifactId>
    <version>1.2b2</version>
  </docletArtifact>
</docletArtifacts>
<useStandardDocletOptions>true</useStandardDocletOptions>
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.5
  • Required: No
  • User Property: useStandardDocletOptions
  • Default: true

validateLinks:

Flag controlling content validation of package-list resources. If set, the content of package-list resources will be validated.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.8
  • Required: No
  • User Property: validateLinks
  • Default: false

verbose:

Provides more detailed messages while javadoc is running.
See verbose.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: verbose
  • Default: false

version:

Includes the version text in the generated docs.
See version.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: version
  • Default: true

windowtitle:

Specifies the title to be placed in the HTML title tag.
See windowtitle.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.6
  • Required: No
  • User Property: windowtitle
  • Default: ${project.name} ${project.version} API