IBM: Please get a clue about anchor links
Mon 22 Jun 2009, 03:03 PMTweet
by Ben Langhinrichs
- you go to a different document, which you shouldn't;
- the link is copied as a Notes URL, which makes little sense to the web client, and none to iNotes, and can't be followed back; and
- you have no more access to the anchor, thus ensuring that you haven't a clue where you were even meant to go.
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What has been said:
828.1. Henning Heinz (22.06.2009 21:50)
Does it really generate anchors this way
This would make anchors part of the Query_String!?
828.2. Ben Langhinrichs (06/22/2009 09:56 PM)
No, iFidelity doesn't, but you should be aware that the "usual and customary" way that an anchor link is formed with a Notes document URL is in this form. To see what I mean, try http://www.geniisoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/2DC13B04A572C46F852575DD0068BBA9#Update and then http://www.geniisoft.com/showcase.nsf/archive/2DC13B04A572C46F852575DD0068BBA9?OpenDocument#Update, each of which I have set to open in a new window.
828.3. Eric Mack (06/23/2009 12:47 AM)
Have you ever looked at an IBM PartnerWorld email? Everyone I receive has broken anchor links that go nowhere, not in the page and not to an external URL. just broken.
Someone at IBM is probably pleased to be sending them out but they are useless, at least as they render to me.
I usually note the topics, delete the email and google for the links.
828.4. Les Z (06/23/2009 02:14 AM)
This is one of the reasons that the company that just acquired us wants to move us to Exchange. The nice formatted newsletter that they send through e-mail is mercilessly butchered. I just don't think IBM gets it that while it's great to have all the fancy features like xPages, until we have true fidelity we've got a weak case for sticking with Notes. It's really too bad because we're just now moving to 8.5... Too little too late.
828.5. Ben Langhinrichs (06/23/2009 02:49 AM)
Given the cost of migrating, it might be worth seeing if you could save a bunch of money and just use iFidelity to get better fidelity. Just a thought.
828.6. Henning Heinz (23.06.2009 08:56)
@Ben Thank you
@Les Notes 8.5 Standard (not the old classic client) can use Internet Explorer for mail rendering. It has disadvantages (e.g. you should not upgrade to IE8 until 8.5.1) but it renders newsletters much better. Of course iFidelity might also be an option and it helps you to improve what you send outside of your company.