[R-pkg-devel] Citation in DESCRIPTION file

Knut Krueger rhe|p @end|ng |rom krueger-|@m||y@de
Wed Feb 24 10:30:23 CET 2021

Am 24.02.21 um 10:05 schrieb Sebastian Meyer:

Yes I realized  that it is a problem in various packages
The question was, whether there is a mistake or a limitation.
I was wondering because the CRAN PDF also is not formatting the doi in 
HTTP:\\... , but the URL

Regards Knut
> I think you need to be more specific. Which "downloaded package"? Which
> viewer? As the list info says: "We can't help if we don't know what the
> problem is."
> FWIW, this format is used by many packages that I have installed on my
> machine and is rendered as a link on the CRAN package website, see
> https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=colorspace, for example.
> I can confirm that this format is not recognized in all HTML versions of
> package descriptions out there, maybe most prominently at
> https://rdrr.io/cran/colorspace/ and
> https://www.r-pkg.org/pkg/colorspace . The former does not even convert
> full URLs in the description text (such as the R-Forge URL).
> However, the lack of clickable DOIs seems to be a limitation of these
> websites not of your package description or the CRAN policy. The
> required <doi:10..../....> format is officially documented at
> https://www.doi.org/doi_handbook/2_Numbering.html#2.6.1
> Finally, again citing the list info: "Please note that while
> R-package-devel contributors will do their best to provide you accurate
> and authoritative information, the final arbiters of CRAN submission is
> the CRAN team." ;)
> Best regards,
> 	Sebastian Meyer
> Am 24.02.21 um 09:25 schrieb Knut Krueger:
>> Am 22.02.21 um 14:58 schrieb Uwe Ligges:
>>> Write it inline as in:
>>> See Author 1 (2021) <doi:10....> and Author 2 (2004) <doi:10......>.
>> I see at the downloaded package that the urls are not usable by clicking.
>> means the doi  <doi:xyz/1234567> has not been converted to
>> https://doi.org/xyz/1234567
>> Any chance to fix this in the description file?
>> Regards Knut
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