[R] mozilla and R -- again
Frank E Harrell Jr
fharrell at virginia.edu
Fri Mar 28 01:46:42 CET 2003
On Thu, 27 Mar 2003 16:20:32 -0600
Marc Schwartz <mschwartz at medanalytics.com> wrote:
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch
> >[mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Anne York
> >Sent: Thursday, March 27, 2003 3:52 PM
> >To: Help R
> >Subject: [R] mozilla and R -- again
> >I noticed last week that when using mozilla (both 1.2 and 1.3)
> >as the help browser in R, it exhibits the following behavior:
> >1. assuming the browser is running go to the help -> "search
> >engine and key words"
> >2. enter a string, say "plot"
> >3. when the "search results" are displayed, click on
> >something, say "abline"
> >4. go back to the search results using the browser "Back" button
> >5. click on something else, eg, "arrows"
> >Nothing happens. I get the same results with mozilla 1.2 and
> >1.3 running R 1.6.2 in both RH 8.0 and Windows 2000.
> >Seems like the links just die. I'm wondering if this is this
> >simply a mozilla issue as browsers work fine with R. Or
> >perhaps some of the R gurus might have some idea if mozilla
> >can be configured differently to work better with R?
> Anne kindly e-mailed me and we had an offline exchange on this prior
> to her post here. I can also confirm this behavior with R 1.6.2 under
> WinXP using Mozilla 1.3.
> However, if I use IE 6 SP1, this does not occur. So this would seem to
> be yet another example of a Mozilla related Java engine/applet issue.
> When going back to the search results page using Mozilla, a quick
> visual scan of the HTML code does not show any changes from the
> initial version that worked. If you move the mouse over the links,
> the mouse changes, however the link URL does not show on the Mozilla
> status line, suggesting that something is at least partially blocking
> the link activation in the browser.
> Marc Schwartz
> R-help at stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
With all the problems using java-based search on Linux I was wondering why java was needed. Could this have been done more simply? I am not very knowledgeable about java so please forgive me if the answer is obvious.
Frank E Harrell Jr Prof. of Biostatistics & Statistics
Div. of Biostatistics & Epidem. Dept. of Health Evaluation Sciences
U. Virginia School of Medicine http://hesweb1.med.virginia.edu/biostat
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