[Rd] Firefox 3 and HTML Search
murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Fri Jan 9 17:59:56 CET 2009
I finally upgraded to Firefox 3.05 from 2.x, and now I can reproduce a
bug a colleague has been complaining about but which I hadn't been able
to reproduce before. In Windows, set Firefox as the default browser.
Then in Rgui (seems to affect all versions up to R-devel), use the menu
to open HTML Help, and choose "Search Engine and Keywords".
Enter a keyword (e.g. plot), and click on "Search".
Things are a lot slower than they used to be with Firefox 2, but
eventually I get a result, starting out
The search string was "plot"
Defunct Functions in Base Package
However, the current URL is not the same as it was before: it is now
so the links don't work: they are entered as
"../../../library/base/html/base-defunct.html", etc. in the source, and
the expect the current directory to be
If I set Internet Explorer as my default browser (yuck), things are
fine, so this is a Firefox 3 bug, or a new Java bug, or an R bug that
was masked before.
Any suggestions of workarounds?
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