[R] FAQ 7.x when 7 does not exist. Useability question
jrkrideau at yahoo.ca
Thu Aug 23 20:28:36 CEST 2007
Thank you Duncan. That is exactly what I meant. The
next level (for example, after clicking on R
Miscellanea) should also have numbers.
Whether or not it's possible in html as implimented on
the R website is another matter of course.
--- Duncan Murdoch <murdoch at stats.uwo.ca> wrote:
> On 8/23/2007 11:28 AM, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> > On Thu, 23 Aug 2007, John Kane wrote:
> >> The FAQ Section 7 is a very useful place for new
> >> to find out any number of R idiosycracies.
> >> there is no numbering on the FAQ Table of Content
> >> on the Sections Tables of Contents.
> > Hmm, doc/FAQ does have a numbered table of
> contents and numbered sections
> > and doc/manual/R-FAQ.html does have numbered
> sections and my browser's
> > search finds 7.10 straight away.
> I think the suggestion is to change the contents
> lists in HTML from <ul>
> lists to <ol> lists. Then one would see
> 1. Introduction
> 2. R Basics
> 3. R and S
> 4. R Web Interfaces
> 5. R Add-On Packages
> 6. R and Emacs
> 7. R Miscellanea
> 8. R Programming
> 9. R Bugs
> 10. Acknowledgments
> instead of
> * Introduction
> * R Basics
> * R and S
> * R Web Interfaces
> * R Add-On Packages
> * R and Emacs
> * R Miscellanea
> * R Programming
> * R Bugs
> * Acknowledgments
> in a browser, and I agree that would be preferable
> (assuming the
> numbering is consistent with what we get in the
> other formats).
> However, I don't see how to tell makeinfo --html to
> do this. Adding
> --number-sections isn't enough.
> Duncan Murdoch
> >> An R-help list reply of "Read FAQ 7.10" in
> response to
> >> a question about converting a factor to numeric
> is a
> >> bit cryptic. The only time 7.10 appears is after
> >> searcher has found the entry.
> > It would help if you told us what you are
> searching that did not contain
> > '7.10'.
> >> Would it be a good idea to actually number the
> >> for the FAQ Table of Contents and the Table of
> >> Contents for the Sections?
> > I think we do.
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