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Cabal passes invalid base-url to Haddock on Windows #1064

sol opened this Issue Oct 10, 2012 · 1 comment


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sol commented Oct 10, 2012

Haddock can read interface files with e.g.


where base-url has to be a a valid URL. On Windows, Cabal passes something like C:\foo\bar\baz as base-url which is not a valid URL. As a result, the generated index.html won't work with Firefox.

This has been originally report at the HP issue tracker, and Mark reported it on Haddock's issue tracker.


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dcoutts commented Dec 2, 2013

This change has broken the feature cabal haddock --html-location=URL when you specify the URL as relative. This is what is causing haddock docs on hackage to appear as file:// URLs. We build the docs using --html-location=/package/$pkg-$version/docs. It should to be a relative URL, both because it's the sensible thing to do but also because we need to not force http or https, but work with either.

Teino1978-Corp pushed a commit to Teino1978-Corp/Teino1978-Corp-standalone-haddock that referenced this issue Nov 20, 2015

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