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Simplify HTML for javadoc links

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    • Resolution: Fixed
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      Many methods that create links in javadoc accept a boolean `strong` parameter. Passing `true` for that parameter causes the link label to be wrapped in a `<span>` element with class attribute `type-name-link`. On the other hand, there are many uses of links in javadoc where the link is embedded in a `<span>` element with class attribute `member-name-link`.
      Both `type-name-link` and `member-name-link` classes are associated with a single CSS rule to use bold font in `stylesheet.css`.

      It seems that the use of separate enclosed or enclosing `<span>` elements is not required since the CSS class could be placed in the link's `<a>` element itself. Furthermore, a boolean `strong` parameter is not a good solution for this purpose. Both issues could be solved by replacing the `strong` parameter with one of type `HtmlStyle`, allowing to directly specify a CSS class for a link.

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              hannesw Hannes Wallnoefer
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