[R-pkg-devel] --as-cran URL check

Paul Gilbert pgilbert902 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 03:15:58 CET 2015

No, that what I meant by "percent signs escaped". It just gets me back 
to the status 500 error. I think Dirk may be correct that it is a bug in 
the --as-can URL check.


On 12/14/2015 09:10 PM, William Dunlap wrote:
> Put backslashes in front of the percent signs in the Rd file's URL:
>    \url{http://www.rug.nl/research/portal/publications/pub\%28d7d4ea3d-af1d-487a-b9b6-c0816994ef5a\%29.html}
> Bill Dunlap
> TIBCO Software
> wdunlap tibco.com
> On Mon, Dec 14, 2015 at 4:46 PM, Paul Gilbert <pgilbert902 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I am having some trouble with a NOTE produced by an R-devel check of URL
>> references. The reference was
>>   \url{http://som.eldoc.ub.rug.nl/reports/themeF/2005/05F10/}
>> which the --as-cran check finds has moved and notifies about the redirected
>> address
>> http://www.rug.nl/research/portal/publications/pub(d7d4ea3d-af1d-487a-b9b6-c0816994ef5a).html
>> My browser finds this, and does not distinguish it from
>> http://www.rug.nl/research/portal/publications/pub%28d7d4ea3d-af1d-487a-b9b6-c0816994ef5a%29.html
>> However, I cannot get either of these forms of the new address to work in
>> the man page and/or CITATION file  \url{}. The first gives
>> Found the following (possibly) invalid URLs:
>>    URL:
>> http://www.rug.nl/research/portal/publications/pub(d7d4ea3d-af1d-487a-b9b6-c0816994ef5a).html
>>      From: man/estFAmodel.Rd
>>            man/estTSFmodel.Rd
>>            man/tsfa-package.Rd
>>            inst/CITATION
>>      Status: 500
>>      Message: Internal Server Error
>> even though I can cut and paste that address from the error message into my
>> browser and it works fine. The second form results in a problem parsing the
>> Rd file, the end of the section is not recognized and for the next section I
>> get "unexpected section header '\examples'". I think the percent signs cause
>> the end of the line with the closing } to be treated as a comment, but if I
>> put the } on a new line the status 500 occurs. With the percent signs
>> escaped in the second form I get the status 500 error message as in the
>> first form.
>> Is this a bug in the R-devel --as-cran URL check, or does anyone see
>> something I am missing?
>> Thanks,
>> Paul Gilbert
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