Re: [R] Bookmarking a page inside r-project.org

From: Duncan Murdoch <murdoch_at_stats.uwo.ca>
Date: Tue 03 Jan 2006 - 10:40:47 EST

On 1/2/2006 6:14 PM, hadley wickham wrote:

>>>The reason is the way HTML *frames* are used in setup of the Web site.
>>>It would be very helpful if the Web site were revised so that many if
>>>not most pages had their own URL's, allowing the use of bookmarks.
>>
>>I suspect that the webmasters (and -mistresses?) in Vienna are not
>>thrilled by the thought of a complete website redesign...
>>

>
>
> Another problem with frames is that if you come in from a search
> engine, you lose the navigation (and context) making it impossible to
> move around the site. For example, google for R foundation and click
> on the second hit.
>
> Although not a completely trivial process, converting the R website to
> not use frames would not be a hideously difficult undertaking. The
> html files already have nice (ie. google friendly) names and it would
> be largely a task of adding a common navigation bar to each page.
> This could be done nicely with some kind of server side include (eg.
> SSI, php) and some css. This, however, would have repercussions for
> the server software necessary to mirror the R website (although
> generally it would be a matter of flipping a few switches in apache or
> whatever software was been used)
>

You can check out from
https://svn.r-project.org/R-project-web/branches/DJM/ a version I started to put together using this approach. It isn't hard to edit, but it did place unacceptable requirements on the server.

Duncan Murdoch



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