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by Ben Langhinrichs
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What has been said:
780.1. Wayne (02/03/2009 03:33 AM)
You shouldn't be surprised, the notes client is rife with incomplete innovations that simply aren't fixed or improved upon. There is no one promoting lotus script, mime rendering or a host of other useful features. What we have is an invasion of Java technologists who wish to remake the client in their image.
Ok, a lot of the new stuff is nice and has great future potential, but I do wish they would stop giving us 80% solutions.
780.2. Julian Robichaux (02/03/2009 05:11 AM)
There's actually a new field in Notes 8 (it might be in a later version of 7 as well, not sure) called $$HTMLOptions that allows you to control the format of tabbed tables, sections, and outlines when they're displayed on the web.
If you make a computed $$HTMLOptions field with a value of "RowAtATimeTableAlt" it should display the whole table one section at a time rather than a tabbed table. I wonder if that would work with MIME conversions as well?
780.3. Ben Langhinrichs (02/03/2009 05:31 AM)
Julian - It might, and might even be worth trying, but shouldn't iNotes do this sort of thing by default? Even if that works, it means a change to the core iNotes template, which not everybody wants to do. Nonetheless, thanks for the suggestion, because at least it gives people using 8 or 8.5 (although not in 6.5 or 7) a possible solution to this deficiency. If you happen to test that with iNotes, could you post your results?
780.4. Ben Langhinrichs (02/03/2009 05:31 AM)
Wayne - I am not surprised exactly, although I am saddened.
780.5. Julian Robichaux (02/03/2009 06:38 AM)
Tried out the $$HTMLOptions thing, but it didn't make a difference. Oh well.
780.6. Ben Langhinrichs (02/03/2009 06:42 AM)
Julian - Thanks for giving it a try. This is nasty, intractable stuff, so be careful when you start to wade in - you might only mean to get your toes wet and then get caught up in the riptide.