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Java, A Beginner’s Guide, 5th Edition by Herbert Schildt

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The javadoc Tags

The javadoc utility recognizes the following tags:

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Document tags that begin with an “at” sign (@) are called stand-alone tags (also called block tags), and they must be used on their own line. Tags that begin with a brace, such as {@code}, are called in-line tags, and they can be used within a larger description. You may also use other, standard HTML tags in a documentation comment. However, some tags such as headings should not be used, because they disrupt the look of the HTML file produced by javadoc.

As it relates to documenting source code, you can use documentation comments to document classes, interfaces, fields, constructors, ...

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