[Rd] URL for a vignette on CRAN?

Paul Grosu pgrosu at gmail.com
Sun Jan 24 03:53:09 CET 2016

Hi Spencer,

The reason is because the R website is doing frame forwarding rather than
URL forwarding.  You'll need to right-click on the Packages and open it into
a new window for the address bar to reflect the change.  In any case the
following link will change accordingly:


If you really want to know what is happening then below is the difference:

For frame forwarding it will look like this:

<FRAME src="navbar.html" name="contents" frameborder=0>

While for URL forwarding it will look like this:

<a href="web/packages/" target="banner">Packages</a><br>

Hope it helps,

-----Original Message-----
From: R-devel [mailto:r-devel-bounces at r-project.org] On Behalf Of Spencer
Sent: Saturday, January 23, 2016 9:28 PM
To: r-devel at r-project.org
Subject: [Rd] URL for a vignette on CRAN?

       How can I get a full URL for anything on CRAN?

       Using Safari, Google Chrome, and Firefox under OS X 10.11.2, I select
a CRAN mirror from "www.r-project.org" and get a URL like
"https://cran.rstudio.com/".  Then I select "packages" and get a different
web page, but the URL displayed doesn't change.  I'd like to access the full
URL of a vignette in a package, but modern web browsers hide that detail.

       Spencer Graves

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