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Recover Designer Working Sets

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If your Domino Designer environment is as stable as mine, you loose your precisely crafted Working Sets at least once a week. I still do not know why Designe...


Use HTML5 elements in Internet Explorer 6-8

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One of the (as you probably know many) problems with Internet Explorer is that up to version 8 it refuses to render unknown HTML elements. Being created bef...

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Multiple file upload, the easy way

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It turns out to be very easy to offer a multiple file upload control in Lotus Domino. If, and that’s the big one, the end-user is on Firefox, Safari or Chro...

Search for empty fields

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For many, many years I thought there was no way to search for empty fields in documents. I thought it was not possible, but it turns out it is:

Don’t use shared fields on mail forms

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Domino provides an easy way to send database documents by email (SMTP) without requiring any work on formatting it: let Domino use the document’s form to fig...



Inline HTML vs. Components, the showdown

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The last few days there was a bit of discussion in the XPages community on using inline HTML in XPages versus components. So whether you should write <div...

Slides for “On REST and Beans”

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Last month I did a presentation called “On REST and Beans” on the Dutch XPages & Beer event. It was my first ever presentation on a technical subject and...

Wish list for Xpages development

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Just in time for the holiday season, here’s my Santa Claus wish list for enhancements in Domino Designer to aid Xpages development.

Fix IE9 submit events

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In my previous blog on how to fix the default type for buttons in IE I ended with a remark that although the method described fixes the button type, in Inter...

Xpages - Java Bean lessons of the day

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This Xpages stuff is still fairly new to me and there are lots of little things I struggle with. Today was spend trying to figure out how to build some of th...