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What exactly is that "CoexEdit" thing?

Mon 10 Jan 2005, 02:28 PM



by Ben Langhinrichs
A couple of people have asked about the blurb in the Lotusphere 2005 Sessions db, as in this session page:

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They wanted to know what exactly CoexEdit is, so here's an explanation.  The long and short of it is that companies often want to have databases that are accessible from both the Notes client and web browser, and want to be able to add images, create tables, and all that good stuff.  Problem is, it is easy to create such elements in Notes, and it is easy to view them on the web, but a rich text field will lose almost all information if edited on the web.  To fix that problem, people use one of the many web based rich text editors, but then the rich text can't be edited in the Notes client.

It has long been possible to use our Midas Rich Text LSX to solve this in some manner, but it requires coding and attention to detail beyond what most developers want.  Thus, we are introducing CoexEdit, which works as more of a plug in to allow integration between the Notes client and one of many rich text editors.  It isn't out yet, but I used it as part of the remote editing for the sessions db, and may use it more during Lotusphere if I can get some features turned on in time.   Feel free to look at the CoexEdit page if you want more details.

Just thought you might like to know.

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