[plt-scheme] IE Warnings

From: Eli Barzilay (eli at barzilay.org)
Date: Tue Jul 1 01:00:26 EDT 2008

On Jul  1, Andrew Reilly wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 05:10:12AM -0400, Eli Barzilay wrote:
> > But if there's a link to something that is not an html file (like
> > the release notes text files), then there's no way to add that
> > comment, and these links will just not work.  That makes things
> > considerabley worse.
> Is it necessary that those files be viewed through the help system
> as plain text?  Perhaps they could be (trivially) converted into
> html, complete with the mark of the internet, by putting the whole
> document into a <code> section?
> Yeah, yuck.  But the problem seems to demand a yucky solution...

Yes, I thought about that, but one problem is that it's a fragile
solution.  There are things like the srfi docs that can link to such
files and changing them wouldn't be easy.  It's also fragile in the
sense that bugs would be very hard to find (I can easily imagine such
bugs frustrating people since they get the stupid links-not-working
behavior, and since it's in the browser, my guess is that most people
will assume it's some browser bug).

But more than that, the idea of going to such levels of hacking just
for the mess IE is in seems like a bad idea.  (Even if putting the
comments would be sufficient, I'd feel uncomfortable having them there
in all HTMLs for that reason.)

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