The followLinks fix from
MJAVADOC-427 breaks links which are valid, but do not produce a 200 or 3xx HTTP response on the base URL.
For example to link to javadoc hosted by javadoc.io you would use the link:
As this is hosted on S3 it returns a 403, but the package-list does given a 200:
With version 3.0.0 these links work correctly.
It might be better to check for redirect targets by including the /package-list part in the URL to test.