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warning for "lonely <li> tag" does not tell file name nor line number (Origin: bugzilla #633891) #4002

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doxygen commented Jul 2, 2018

status RESOLVED severity minor in component general for ---
Reported in version 1.7.2 on platform Other
Assigned to: Dimitri van Heesch

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On 2010-11-03 10:01:35 +0000, Clemens wrote:

Created attachment 173758
minimal example, config file and warning output

If a "lonely"

  • list item statement is used in the comments while but someone forgot to put the
    statements then doxygen outputs a warning:

    👎 warning: lonely

  • tag found

    Doxygen has a good reason to output this warning, but note that the warning does neither tell the file name nor the line number.

    It is difficult to identify where the problem is and to fix the "lonely

  • ".
    Doxygen should be able to tell the filename and the line number of the problematic "lonely
  • ".

    Maybe this is related to bug 632217 (

  • On 2010-11-03 10:20:15 +0000, Clemens wrote:

    I found out that the problem seems to be related to "in-body-docs" as in the following example.

    Test function.

  • warning format is OK */ void main(void) { int a;
    /// <li>  warning format is BAD.


    U:/doxygen/li.c:4: warning: lonely

  • tag found
    👎 warning: lonely
  • tag found

  • On 2010-11-07 12:47:59 +0000, Dimitri van Heesch wrote:

    Confirmed. Should be fixed in the next subversion update.

    On 2011-01-03 19:01:28 +0000, Dimitri van Heesch wrote:

    This bug was previously marked ASSIGNED, which means it should be fixed in
    doxygen version 1.7.3. Please verify if this is indeed the case. Reopen the
    bug if you think it is not fixed and please include any additional information
    that you think can be relevant.

    @doxygen doxygen closed this Jul 2, 2018

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