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javadoc tool Incorrect error message about malformed link

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    • Bug
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • P4
    • 17
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    • b24

    Description

      The error message for this malformed javadoc comment is incorrect.

      ```/**
       * {@link foo().
       */
      public class JavaDocBug {
      }```

      The messages are:
       % javadoc JavaDocBug.java
      Loading source file JavaDocBug.java...
      Constructing Javadoc information...
      Building index for all the packages and classes...
      Standard Doclet version 16+36-2231
      Building tree for all the packages and classes...
      JavaDocBug.java:2: error: ')' missing in reference
       * {@link foo().
         ^

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              hannesw Hannes Wallnoefer
              rriggs Roger Riggs
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