Why does Google search place GWT 1.5 documentation at the top of the list?

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Dec 29, 2012, 5:59:37 AM12/29/12
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I did a Google search for "gwt menubar" (without the quotes) and the top hit was:

The second hit was 2.0 documentation.

What is the easiest way to get to the most recent GWT documentation of a class?


Dec 29, 2012, 10:02:01 AM12/29/12
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Replace 1.5 with the version you want (if refactoring has taken place you get a HTTP 404 tough) and then hit the small "Frames" link in the top center.

But why do you need that? First gwt-user.jar contains source files so you should have JavaDoc for GWT classes right in your IDE. If not then you have probably gwt-servlet.jar on classpath as well. Simply remove it or make sure that gwt-user.jar is before gwt-servlet.jar in your classpath.

Also you have the full GWT SDK installed via Eclipse that can be found in Eclipse/plugins/com.google.gwt.eclipse.sdkbundle_<version>. It contains the full JavaDoc of the GWT version you use.

-- J.

Ashton Thomas

Dec 30, 2012, 9:23:20 AM12/30/12
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You can also replace the version number with "latest"

This will give you the current version which can be seen in the upper right of page. 


Dec 30, 2012, 2:40:38 PM12/30/12
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Thanks (and to Ashton too) -- adding the version number (2.5) does work -- adding 'latest' doesn't always make it the first in the list. (Though I would have expected Google search to work better -- version 1.5 was a long time ago - why make put it at the top of the list?)

In Eclipse when I select MenuBar I see most of the first part of the documentation in http://google-web-toolkit.googlecode.com/svn/javadoc/latest/com/google/gwt/user/client/ui/MenuBar.html, but not the full contents. Javadoc from Eclipse is missing  All Implemented Interfaces, the Method Summary, Field Summary, Constructor Summary, etc.

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