Re: [Rd] two help problems in R-2.0.0 for Windows (PR#7269)

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri 08 Oct 2004 - 04:24:14 EST


On Thu, 7 Oct 2004 ligges@statistik.uni-dortmund.de wrote:

> Well, for htmlhelp, there is another error. The browser (e.g. Mozilla
> 1.7.3) tries to open "T:\R\library\stats\html/Normal.html" and has
> problems with different kinds of slashes (/ vs. \).

I can't reproduce that. I get forward slashes only. Can you track down where the \ are coming from?

> options(chmhelp=FALSE, htmlhelp=TRUE)
> ?dnorm # does not work!
>
>
> This can be fixed by changing line 4 in
> .../src/library/utils/R/windows/help.R
> as follows:
>
> - browseURL(file)
> + browseURL(chartr("/", "\\", file))
>
>
>
>
> AArrrrrgh, I've never used non-text help pages in the developer releases
> ... and obviously nobody else ...

Well, I have and Firefox works properly, for example. I've not used Mozilla recently as Firefox seems rather better. I also checked, and IE6 works too. Do you have a browser set (options(browser=)), or are you relying on file associations?

Since this is to be a file:// URL, I believe forward slashes are correct, but we are at the mercy of Windows browser providers.

Brian

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