Tremendous kudos owed to IBM - corrected
Fri 28 Feb 2014, 10:06 AMTweet
by Ben Langhinrichs
Fortunately, there are other excellent reasons for companies to use CoexLinks Fidelity, but in the interest of general acceptance of IBM Notes 9 Social Edition, I applaud IBM and its developers. I'd far, far rather provide enhanced features/functionality than repair holes and defects, and this is a big step forward.
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What has been said:
1058.1. Joe Litton (02/28/2014 09:30 AM)
Hey Ben, thanks for posting this. That is QUITE the difference w/ Notes 9 rendering, and truly a welcome change. I'd no idea that this was included in the upgrade!
1058.2. Ben Langhinrichs (02/28/2014 09:38 AM)
While I don't follow all the sales talk closely, I was surprised that this hasn't been talked about it more. I guess it is a hard thing for IBM to show how something sucked in the last version, but now doesn't, but this is the kind of thing that might be a real impetus for upgrades for existing 8.5.3 customers. Also, good for the "see, you get something for staying loyal" speech.
1058.3. Carl Tyler (02/28/2014 09:56 AM)
Do you know if it's the client or the server doing the better conversion?
1058.4. Richard H. Schwartz (02/28/2014 10:17 AM)
As this is outbound email, is it Notes 9 or Domino 9, or both, that include the improved HTML generation?
1058.5. Ben Langhinrichs (02/28/2014 10:35 AM)
Carl and Rich - An excellent question. This is the Notes client. I think the Domino 9 rendering is still borked, but will test and confirm.
1058.6. Ben Langhinrichs (02/28/2014 10:41 AM)
Damn it! That is only the Notes 9 client, but it turns out it is even worse. When I thought I was using Notes 8.5.3, I was actually still sending using the rich text to the server which is 9.0.1. So I switched to Notes 8.5.3 and it is borked... but differently than the server. God, I hate this stuff. I have corrected the main post
1058.7. Don Mottolo (02/28/2014 02:11 PM)
Ben, So now this post seems very confusing. Is anything improved in 9 or 9.0.1 Notes or Domino? Could you clarify please? Thanks
1058.8. Ben Langhinrichs (02/28/2014 02:25 PM)
Don - Sorry, I need to rewrite a bit of the post as I only discovered the issue after it was posted. There is a huge improvement if you use Notes 9 and set your location document to send as MIME, so the client does the rendering. If you have it set to Notes Rich Text, or if an application on the server sends mail, it has not improved.
1058.9. Don Mottolo (02/28/2014 02:42 PM)
1058.10. Rob Novak (02/28/2014 05:27 PM)
It's still kinda crap rendering, which is good for you.