Re: Fix for links to man pages with dots in their name

From: Udo Erdelhoff <ue(at)>
Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 22:46:24 +0200

Hi Dima,
we're using a copy of the routines in the english version of freebsd.dsl
so I think that we can easily shift the blame :-)

> Attached is an untested patch for the German translation which should
> fix it there as well (assuming you're using the same man.cgi as

Sorry, but there is a slight problem with your patch. If you take a look
at the HTML code it generates, you'll find:;sektion=1

The &amp; should be replaced by a literal &. Otherwise, man.cgi will ignore
the selection of the section. It seems to work until you have an URL for
a command that has manpages in different sections. You'll always get the
manpage for the first section.

The problem also exists in the English version of the FAQ.

Unfortunately, I do not know the language used for style sheets well enough
to suggest a fix.


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