[Rd] Problems connecting to httpd help server with some browsers

Jeff Horner jeff.horner at vanderbilt.edu
Wed Sep 30 00:27:01 CEST 2009

Simon Urbanek wrote:
> I don't have konqueror at hand, so I have tested and fixed the lynx case 
> (lynx is acting as an HTTP/1.0 client and expects non-persistent 
> connection). With some luck the fix may solve the konqueror issue as 
> well (although I'd be a bit surprised if konqueror was not 1.1-capable..).

Konqueror didn't like the extra newline in the Location header:

Index: src/library/tools/R/dynamicHelp.R
--- src/library/tools/R/dynamicHelp.R   (revision 49890)
+++ src/library/tools/R/dynamicHelp.R   (working copy)
@@ -172,7 +172,7 @@
             return(list(payload = paste('Redirect to <a href="', file, 
                          basename(file), '"</a>', sep=''),
                         "content-type" = 'text/html',
-                       header = paste('Location: ', file, '\n', sep=''),
+                       header = paste('Location: ', file, sep=''),
                         "status code" = 302L)) # temporary redirect
         } else if (length(file) > 1L) {
              paths <- dirname(dirname(file))


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