Re: [Rd] Web site link problems (PR#9401)

From: Ross Boylan <ross_at_biostat.ucsf.edu>
Date: Thu 30 Nov 2006 - 18:04:32 GMT

On Thu, Nov 30, 2006 at 10:59:13AM +0100, Peter Dalgaard wrote:
> ross@biostat.ucsf.edu wrote:
....
> >2. http://www.r-project.org/posting-guide.html includes in the section
> >Surprising behavior and bugs, "make sure you read R Bugs in the R-faq."
> >The
> >latter is the link http://cran.r-project.org/doc/FAQ/R-FAQ.html#R%20Bugs,
> >which
> >takes me to the page but not the section. The link on the FAQ page to that
> >section is http://cran.r-project.org/doc/FAQ/R-FAQ.html#R-Bugs (i.e., no
> >%20).
> >
> >Desired state: update the link.
> >
> Yes. (It's only a half-page scroll plus an extra click though...)

The risk is that someone will just conclude it's a bad link and stop there.

> >You also might want to consider footers on your web pages saying "to report
> >problems with this web page do xxxxx". The pages I looked at didn't have
> >this
> >info, as far as I can tell.
> >
> Maybe, if it is easy. The whole bug repository is overdue for
> replacement, so things that are not critical and/or easy to fix may be
> left alone...
> >I hope this is an appropriate place to let you know!
> >
> It'll do. Don't report other website issues to the bug repository though.
OK. Where should such reports go?

Ross



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