Re: [Rd] Wrong links in help help files? (PR#14155)

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 10:04:43 -0500

This is now fixed in R-devel and R-patched as of r50774. It should show up in Windows builds tomorrow. There were probably other special characters besides "?" that it handled incorrectly; thanks for noticing.

Duncan Murdoch

On 17/12/2009 4:05 AM, henrik.parn_at_bio.ntnu.no wrote:
> Dear R developers,
>
>
> ?help.search
>
> ...opens a tab in my browser (Firefox 3.5.6, Win XP):
>
> http://127.0.0.1:31642/library/utils/html/help.search.html
>
> When I click on the link for "?",
> (http://127.0.0.1:31642/library/utils/help/?)
> in the last line of "Details", I get an error message:
>
> "Server error: invalid response from R".
>
>
> Similarly,
>
> The link to "??" (http://127.0.0.1:31642/library/utils/help/??) found
> under http://127.0.0.1:31642/library/utils/html/help.html "See also"
> gives same error message.
>
>
> On the other hand, in the help text for "help"
> (http://127.0.0.1:31642/library/utils/html/help.html) the link to "?",
> found under "See also", is
> http://127.0.0.1:31642/library/utils/html/Question.html, which seems to
> be the correct link.
>
>
> I did not manage to find anything on this topic in recent bug reports on
> "Documentation" and "Documentation fixed".
>
>
> Best regards,
>
>
> Henrik Pärn
>
>
> > sessionInfo()
> R version 2.10.1 (2009-12-14)
> i386-pc-mingw32
>
> locale:
> [1] LC_COLLATE=English_United Kingdom.1252 LC_CTYPE=English_United
> Kingdom.1252 LC_MONETARY=English_United Kingdom.1252 LC_NUMERIC=C
>
> [5] LC_TIME=English_United Kingdom.1252
>
> attached base packages:
> [1] stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base
>
> loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
> [1] tools_2.10.1
>
>
>



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