In my last two posts on XPages and attachment icons, Part 1 and Part 2, I stayed entirely within XPages, but many XPages databases including the default discussion database template use both traditional Notes rich text for the Notes client and XPages for the web. In addition, people have years worth of documents already in traditional Notes rich text.
A large part of the reason for adding attachment support to CoexEdit 3.0 is to handle this situation. The following two documents were created to be exactly the same, but one was created in the standard way without CoexEdit. You can see how the attachments show on the web. The second was created with CoexEdit running, and you can see the icons in the body as they were on the client. As I showed before, these fields can be edited with full preservation of the file attachments. Finally, I show how CoexEdit can handle the old documents created without CoexEdit so that even they appear as if they were created with CoexEdit.
Combo XPages/Notes rich text discussion
Identical documents created from Notes client rich text, one without CoexEdit (current standard) and one with CoexEdit
The document created without CoexEdit as it normally appears in XPages on web:
The document created with CoexEdit opened in XPages on web
Finally, the document created without CoexEdit but opened with CoexEdit running as it appears in XPages on web:
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