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'--splithead' option to 'installhtml' creates incorrect links #12306
This is a bug report for perl from firstname.lastname@example.org,
This is the second in a series of bug reports about 'installhtml' -- a
Bug: The '--splithead' option to installhtml creates incorrect indices
'installhtml' documents the '--splithead' option as follows:
Comma-separated list of pod files to split by the =head directive. The
Let's suppose that I have several files containing POD named like this:
... and that these files have contents like this:
=head1 Feature B
some text but not a link
$ cat xt/split/splithead2.pod
Yet another paragraph
=head1 Feature D
More text; still no link.
When I call:
... I end up with these .html files:
Note that in the source code .pod files, the values for the =head1
In the generated .html files however, the links tend to be composed as
Clicking on those links generates Page Load Errors. There are at least
(1) the "../../" is not resolving to "tmphtml/split/" but to ".". (This
(2) The link is looking for a generated .html file with a basename
Turning to tmphtml/split/splithead1/feature_a.html, I get these links:
<li><p>Forward to <a
(3) The "../../../split/" in both of the "Forward to" and the "Up to"
The .html files are being generated in the directories I expect, but
Thank you very much.
Site configuration information for perl 5.16.0:
Configured by jimk at Sun May 20 20:01:26 EDT 2012.
Summary of my perl5 (revision 5 version 16 subversion 0) configuration:
Locally applied patches:
@INC for perl 5.16.0:
Environment for perl 5.16.0:
Clarification of one point:
The problem with the basename in the link is not that the "Feature-A" is
On 2012-07-31 02:49, James E Keenan via RT wrote:
Why is the link considered case-insensitive?
"Domain names are not case-sensitive, but other parts of URLs can be."
"URLs in general are case-sensitive (with the exception of machine names)."
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