[Rd] html bug in internal links of documentation (PR#1117)

Peter Kleiweg kleiweg@let.rug.nl
Fri, 5 Oct 2001 03:18:04 +0200 (CEST)

Peter Kleiweg scribeva...

> cmaley@alum.mit.edu scribeva...
> > I noticed while reading some of the html documentation (e.g. R-intro.html) that
> > many of the internal links in the documents were broken.  At least they don't
> > work in Mozilla 0.9.3.  This is because the strings for the internal references
> > include %20 rather than just spaces.  This could easily be fixed with a perl
> > script to replace all instances of %20 with ' '.
> Spaces in links are *supposed* to be coded as %20, becauses
> spaces are not allowed in URLs, including internal links. At
> least, with some versions of Netscape, links with spaces don't
> work.

See RFC 1738, section "2.2. URL Character Encoding Issues"


Peter Kleiweg

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