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

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Tue Jan 3 00:40:47 CET 2006

On 1/2/2006 6:14 PM, hadley wickham wrote:
>>>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.
>>I suspect that the webmasters (and -mistresses?) in Vienna are not
>>thrilled by the thought of a complete website redesign...
> Another problem with frames is that if you come in from a search
> engine, you lose the navigation (and context) making it impossible to
> move around the site.  For example, google for R foundation and click
> on the second hit.
> Although not a completely trivial process, converting the R website to
> not use frames would not be a hideously difficult undertaking.  The
> html files already have nice (ie. google friendly) names and it would
> be largely a task of adding a common navigation bar to each page. 
> This could be done nicely with some kind of server side include (eg. 
> SSI, php) and some css.  This, however, would have repercussions for
> the server software necessary to mirror the R website (although
> generally it would be a matter of flipping a few switches in apache or
> whatever software was been used)

You can check out from 
https://svn.r-project.org/R-project-web/branches/DJM/ a version I 
started to put together using this approach.  It isn't hard to edit, but 
it did place unacceptable requirements on the server.

Duncan Murdoch

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