[Rd] documentation search: problem with links (PR#4254)

David A. T. Andrews andrews at udallas.edu
Tue Sep 23 16:27:29 MEST 2003

On Mon, 22 Sep 2003, Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote:
> kvanhorn at ksvanhorn.com writes:
> > Full_Name: Kevin S. Van Horn
> > Version: 1.7.1
> > OS: Linux
> > Submission from: (NULL) (
> >
> >
> > I used help.start() to get the web help displayed in my browser (Mozilla 1.21,
> > on a RedHat Linux 9.0 system).  I then clicked on "Search Engine and Keywords",
> > and searched on "optimize".  The resulting web page had a number of links.  The
> > first time I clicked on one these links it worked OK, but after hitting the
> > "back" button to return to the search results page I found that clicking on the
> > links in the result page resulted in absolutely nothing happening.
> Sounds more like a browser problem than anything we can influence.
> Have you tried Mozilla 1.4?

The problem *is* with Mozilla, and is present even in 1.5
(the latest release candidate) --- it also appears as a
problem in Netscape 7.x.  I've filed a bugzilla report
(#220082).  The problem occurs when you return (using the
back button) to a javascript generated page containing links
to local files (remote URLs work as expected!): the local
links are dead.  The search pages in R fit into this very

D. Andrews
David A. Andrews                        Department of Mathematics
andrews at udallas.edu                          University of Dallas
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