[R-pkg-devel] Note on check of DOI: string

Roger Bivand Roger@B|v@nd @end|ng |rom nhh@no
Tue Apr 2 18:35:08 CEST 2019

Using https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/submission_checklist.html, I 
have a real but non-conformant DOI string in my DESCRIPTION file:


giving in check --as-cran:

Found the following (possibly) invalid DOIs:
   DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0258(19990830)18:16<2147::AID-SIM179
     Status: Bad Request
     Message: 400

as parsing the string appears not to parse the embedded ">" correctly. Is 
escaping possible? Easiest would be just dropping the DOI in this case, as 
it is not rendering correctly. It looks like the pattern string in 
tools/R/doitools.R line 33 is over-eager.

Hints welcome,


Roger Bivand
Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics,
Helleveien 30, N-5045 Bergen, Norway.
voice: +47 55 95 93 55; e-mail: Roger.Bivand using nhh.no

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