[R] Bookmarking a page inside r-project.org

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Tue Jan 3 00:21:23 CET 2006

On 1/2/2006 5:33 PM, Thomas L Jones wrote:
> By way of review, most large Web sites allow the user to create 
> *bookmarks* which link to pages inside the Web site. However, here, 
> the pages have one of just two URL's:
> http://www.r-project.org and
> http://cran.r-project.org
> The reason is the way HTML *frames* are used in setup of the Web site. 
> It would be very helpful if the Web site were revised so that many if 
> not most pages had their own URL's, allowing the use of bookmarks.

Unfortunately, the constraints mean that frames are hard to avoid:

- The pages need to be displayable on multiple mirrors and offline from 
a local copy; you can't count on server-side includes.

- Many of the pages are manually edited.

- We want some common border material.

A solution would be a content-management system that produced the HTML 
of the site from some other form of input.  Only the output HTML would 
need to be mirrored.  Care to put together such a thing, and import all 
the existing pages into it?

Duncan Murdoch

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