Bug 15134 - Rd2HTML seems to require newline for \itemize, otherwise ignores it
Summary: Rd2HTML seems to require newline for \itemize, otherwise ignores it
Alias: None
Product: R
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Wishlist (show other bugs)
Version: R 2.15.2 patched
Hardware: All All
: P5 enhancement
Assignee: R-core
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-12-12 11:08 UTC by Sebastian Meyer
Modified: 2012-12-24 23:51 UTC (History)
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minimal NEWS.Rd file for illustration (305 bytes, text/plain)
2012-12-12 11:09 UTC, Sebastian Meyer

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Description Sebastian Meyer 2012-12-12 11:08:10 UTC
The attached example NEWS.Rd illustrates that 




behave differently if an \itemize paragraph is opened directly (on the same line) after \subsection{. Specifically, conversion to html completely ignores these \itemize paragraphs.
tools::parse_Rd("NEWS.Rd") does not thrown any warnings or errors and print()s nicely.

Unfortunately, I cannot tell where tools::Rd2HTML would require a modification, but it would be nice to have consistency or at least some warning.

PS: I became aware of this issue when I inspected the new version of the surveillance package on CRAN, see http://cran.at.r-project.org/web/packages/surveillance/news.html
Comment 1 Sebastian Meyer 2012-12-12 11:09:37 UTC
Created attachment 1394 [details]
minimal NEWS.Rd file for illustration
Comment 2 Sebastian Meyer 2012-12-14 11:07:32 UTC
PPS: The NEWS file in package surveillance version 1.5-1 (as published today) was fixed to circumvent the reported inconvenience with Rd2HTML, for which it therefore no longer serves as an example. However, the artificial minimal NEWS.Rd file attached to the original bug report (https://bugs.r-project.org/bugzilla3/attachment.cgi?id=1394) is still there for illustration.
Comment 3 Duncan Murdoch 2012-12-24 23:51:10 UTC
Just checking the fix, then will commit to R-devel and R-patched.