Browser problem, Misrepresentation of .html in Solaris Firefox (PR#8471)

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Browser problem, Misrepresentation of .html in Solaris Firefox (PR#8471)

Christian Hoffmann
Hi there

I hope that I am in the right forum.

I am working on Win2000 PC connected via Exceed 6.0.1.0 to a

SunOS fluke 5.9 Generic_118558-11 sun4u sparc SUNW,Sun-Fire-480R

There I am using Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7 as a browser.

I am having
difficulties viewing .html files. Their first pages are displayed
normally, black on white, links in blue. When I scoll down, the pages
appear black throughout, only links are sticking out. The rest of the
text can only be viewed by selecting it with the mouse, making it
appear white on blue. This makes scrolling and following links *very*
combersome.

Files affected:
- R-intro.html
- R-exts.html,
- R-lang.html
- R-admin.html
- R-FAQ.html

Files not affected:
- R-data.html
- packages.html
- SearchEngine.html
- License
- Thanks

Thanks for help
Christian
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Re: Browser problem, Misrepresentation of .html in Solaris Firefox (PR#8471)

Peter Dalgaard
[hidden email] writes:

> Hi there
>
> I hope that I am in the right forum.
>
> I am working on Win2000 PC connected via Exceed 6.0.1.0 to a
>
> SunOS fluke 5.9 Generic_118558-11 sun4u sparc SUNW,Sun-Fire-480R
>
> There I am using Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7 as a browser.
>
> I am having
> difficulties viewing .html files. Their first pages are displayed
> normally, black on white, links in blue. When I scoll down, the pages
> appear black throughout, only links are sticking out. The rest of the
> text can only be viewed by selecting it with the mouse, making it
> appear white on blue. This makes scrolling and following links *very*
> combersome.
>
> Files affected:
> - R-intro.html
> - R-exts.html,
> - R-lang.html
> - R-admin.html
> - R-FAQ.html
>
> Files not affected:
> - R-data.html
> - packages.html
> - SearchEngine.html
> - License
> - Thanks
>
> Thanks for help
> Christian

Not happening here with Firefox 1.0.7, SuSE 9.3 and e.g.
http://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/R-intro.html. Not happening with
locally built version of R-intro.html either.

I suspect this is particular to your setup (X terminal emulators can
be notoriously flaky) and not a problem with the html files themselves.
I.e., not a bug that we can do anything about.


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Re: (PR#8471) Browser problem, Misrepresentation of .html in Solaris Firefox

Prof Brian Ripley
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In what sense is this a bug in R?

It is either an Exceed or Firefox bug: R is not involved in any way in
scrolling the pages.

That is an exceedingly old version of Exceed: I have version 10 on my
machine, and I think there is a `2006' version now.  I have seen a lot of
bugs in earlier versions of Exceed (8.x and 9.x, not way back to 6.0).

On Wed, 11 Jan 2006 [hidden email] wrote:

> Hi there
>
> I hope that I am in the right forum.
>
> I am working on Win2000 PC connected via Exceed 6.0.1.0 to a
>
> SunOS fluke 5.9 Generic_118558-11 sun4u sparc SUNW,Sun-Fire-480R
>
> There I am using Mozilla Firefox 1.0.7 as a browser.
>
> I am having
> difficulties viewing .html files. Their first pages are displayed
> normally, black on white, links in blue. When I scoll down, the pages
> appear black throughout, only links are sticking out. The rest of the
> text can only be viewed by selecting it with the mouse, making it
> appear white on blue. This makes scrolling and following links *very*
> combersome.
>
> Files affected:
> - R-intro.html
> - R-exts.html,
> - R-lang.html
> - R-admin.html
> - R-FAQ.html
>
> Files not affected:
> - R-data.html
> - packages.html
> - SearchEngine.html
> - License
> - Thanks
>
> Thanks for help
> Christian
> --
> Dr. Christian W. Hoffmann,
> Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
> Mathematics + Statistical Computing
> Zuercherstrasse 111
> CH-8903 Birmensdorf, Switzerland
>
> Tel +41-44-7392-277  (office)   -111(exchange)
> Fax +41-44-7392-215  (fax)
> [hidden email]
> http://www.wsl.ch/staff/christian.hoffmann
>
> International Conference 5.-7.6.2006 Ekaterinburg Russia
> "Climate changes and their impact on boreal and temperate forests"
> http://ecoinf.uran.ru/conference/
>
> ______________________________________________
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> https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-devel
>
>

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