Javadoc relies on a file called
determine what Java packages are documented below a given directory. For some reason, such a file is missing for http://d.android.com/reference/,
therefore the "naive" approach with
doesn't work – you get a warning that the package-list could not be retrieved and no links are generated into your docs. (Note: The checkboxes in that 2nd eclipse dialog just assemble
for you, so that doesn't really make any difference)
However, Javadoc offers the
to be able to adjust for precisely this situation: You want to link to some other Javadoc documentation online, but you cannot access it at the
time of generating your own docs. Here's how it works: While
only one parameter (the URL of the JavaDoc docs you want to link to),
a second one. That one is the location of the
So, to link to the online Android reference documentation, you should not select any checkboxes in the 2nd eclipse dialog, but instead add
-linkoffline http://d.android.com/reference file:/C:/pathtoyour/android-sdk-windows/docs/reference
in the Extra Javadoc options in the 3rd dialog. That way you use the
your locally installed Android docs, but the links in your generated Javadoc will still point to the online version anyway.
Hope it helps!